Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Intimations of Immortality"

"Though nothing can bring back the hour 
 Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
 We will grieve not, rather find 
 Strength in what remains behind..." *
Glorious words from the brilliant William Wordsworth. Some days, like today, I find they offer tremendous comfort, hope and inspiration. I do believe that, among other things, healing requires grief but feeling that grief moves us along and frees up space within for strength and joy. 
I offer up these great words to you today in hopes that you, like so many of Wordsworth's readers, will find "strength in what remains behind" and the ability to forge ahead in peace. 
*Excerpted from Wordsworth's poem "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood."

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