Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Quotable Quotidian

The "Quotable Quotidian" can be words of wisdom, famous quotes, not-so-famous quotes, lines of poetry, a line from a favorite song, etc. It can be your own insight and creativity or that of another; give credit where credit is due. If you read something or hear something and feel inspired, share it here.If you participate, please put a link on your post to return here so everyone can see your words of wisdom, have a laugh or be inspired.

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A couple of weeks ago I posted about the book "The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan.
To catch up read the first post.

Here is another segment of the book that really made me think. Kelly decides to send out an email with the latest news on her cancer treatments. She wants to reach out but finds herself having to keep the email "light" so that people don't freak out. This sounds familiar to IF and most life crisis'. The person suffering wants to spare those they love the magnitude of their grief and struggle. Kelly receives a response from a friend, Kathy whose son died tragically at a very young age. She hadn't heard from Kathy since- it had been a year. The email states that Kelly is now one of them.
"the people who are aware of the other. She says Tony, her husband, thinks of it as a subculture. So now I'm on the inside. Something about the way she phrases it makes me feel almost lucky, or maybe I am just pleased to be more like her, a person who has been made real, a person who has been sucked into a related, but separate existence. "
This is speaking of life crisis and grief, of growing up and losing innocence. Once you experience something like illness, loss of loved ones, a debilitating disease, infertility, your world is changed forever. I could relate to this on my own level. Infertility changed who I am and how I view the world. It taught me that bad and challenging things will happen to me. My life plan didn't turn out how I hoped. Infertility taught me to really appreciate all the wonderful things in my life because you never know what else can plague you. Those who experience loss and grief are on a different level. The experiences may be completely different, but the emotions involved are relateable and offer a connection of sorts.


Kristin said...

That is a beautiful way of looking at things.

Kristin said...

Ok...I'm a day late but here is my Quotable Quotidian post.


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