The predicament of loving the world

… what a gift to die on the verge of tears.  I have spent my life trying to understand the way this rock and this ache go together, why a granite peak is more dramatic half dressed in clouds (like a woman), why sunlight under fog is better than the sum of its parts, why my best days and my worst days are always the same days, why (often) leaving sees like the only solution to the predicament of loving (each other) the world.

– Pam Houston, Contents May Have Shifted


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4 Comments

  1. Robin
    Posted May 18, 2012 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    This is really one of the best quotes ever. Thanks!

    Robin

  2. Posted May 18, 2012 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    I love this. Thank you.

  3. Posted May 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Earlier today, I heard something in a similar vein. Something like this: “One who searches is never content, but is always surprised. It’s a fair trade.” The rock and the ache, the sunlight and fog, the search and the surprise… yes, probably a fair trade 🙂

  4. Posted May 22, 2012 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Oh … this hurts, but in a beautiful way. Just as, I imagine, it was meant to. Thank you.