Yes, it’s worth it. The pain of sorrow is terrible and hard to bear, but the joy of love makes it worthwhile. p123
No, I am not all right, I want to say. Have you been to my house? Have you seen how empty it is?
If Luce had to rank the worst moments of his existence, Abaddon’s betrayal would be up there with the day he was cast into the pit by his own brother.
Neither came close to the sting of losing Serah, though.
There are some moments you won’t completely heal from, those rare ones you will take torn open to the grave but throughout all the big moments that shake you up there will be countless tiny experiences that help you laugh all over again.
Time doesn’t heal anything. It’s like drinking. The best it can do is help you forget, if you’re lucky.
Loss taught me about the frailty and transient nature of man. It taught me humility. It taught me about the urgency of service, of touching lives, of mentoring, of legacy. Of making hay while there is still sunshine and life.
Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
Whatever is designed against us will work for us!
It makes the other one more precious and also not enough. We have to try to fill not only our own boots but other people’s too – yours, Leo’s, Dad’s. We have to expand at the moment we feel the most shrunk.
Tell a child, that he will soon be homeless; he will slowly detach from the world. Tell that same child that he is now homeless, he will abandon all foundations. Tell the child he has a home again, he may return to Earth from his travels, but he will never want to see this world again.
It is the death of hope that comes as the greatest relief