May 19, 2010

life will break you.

There is heavy, heavy stuff going on in this world ever fueling our desire to leave no stone unturned in our quest for a farm.

We had the absolute pleasure of staying with a family on our Midwestern farm tour who truly touched our souls. Without even knowing it, they helped us to see that our dream could someday become a reality and it was an honor spending time with them and visiting their little piece of heaven. One of them shared this with us and I simply cannot stop thinking about it as it rings so very true in my heart.

“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

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