Through the Storm

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what […]

Joy

Over and over again I sail towards joy, which is never in the room with me, but always near me, across the way, like those rooms full of gayety one sees from the street, or the gayety in the street one sees from a window. Will I ever reach joy? It hides behind the turning […]

Only Connect

‘Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.’ ‘Howard’s End’ ch. 22.  E.M. Forster (Yes, another quote from my favourite of Forster’s novels).

I’m Not a Teacher

I’m not a teacher To show you how to love. Fish don’t need a teacher To learn how to swim. Birds don’t need a teacher To learn how to fly. Swim and fly by yourself. Love has no notebooks, The greatest lovers in history Did not know how to read. One Hundred Love Letters – […]

Happiness 

While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realize – sometimes with astonishment – how happy we had been. Nikos Kazantzakis ‘Zorba the Greek’