Monday, October 15, 2012

anne morrow lindbergh, on suffering...

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”
― Anne Morrow LindberghGift from the Sea


Loree said...

How beautiful and true. Suffering is part and parcel of our humanity but it doesn't make it any easier.

S. Etole said...

So very true. The image is beautiful.

Jennifer Richardson said...

yes and amen.
and thank you
for the tender
to stay open
and vulnerable
when we most want to squeeze tight
and shut down.

ayala said...

Wise and beautiful words.

Kimbundance said...

Such a beautiful inspiring picture and words. I love it!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love that quote. She was so wise.

Tracy said...

Such wisdom... and so true. We must allow ourselves to be open to everything. ((HUGS))

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

sums it all up, really.
there's a lot of truth, in the sea, after all.

Nancy said...

Just had a conversation with my pastor's wife about how the church needs to be reminded that lament is worship.

There is such beauty and wisdom to be found at the seashore.

DeborahJoy said...

*smiling & waving across the Ocean*
I love these words you have chosen. And thank you for the 'nudge' - I've been in a bloggy drought.
Openness is good. God is good.