Risk.

December 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

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Canyon de Chelly

http://www.lightreflection.com/oth/oth.html

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“If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”
Drew Barrymore

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Canyon de Chelley

http://www.arizonacanyonjeeptours.com/

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“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”
Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield

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