Friday, September 25, 2020

I Can Bear Anything

"I've got this little thing I've learned to do just lately . . . When it's so hard I think I shan't go on. I try to make it worse. I make myself think about Berkeley [a friend who died]. Our camp on the river. How good it was. When I'm certain I won't stand it, I go a moment more. Then I know I can bear anything." [ellipses in original]

Karen Blixen ~ from the screenplay ~ Out of Africa


"Stand on the edge of the abyss of despair and
when you feel that it is beyond your strength,
break off and have a cup of tea.

Sophrony (Sakharov)


See also: Lost & Found


Mocha ~ Flake

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