#BlogElul 25: Change

“Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get–a cold sick feeling, deep down inside–when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you can’t stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were.”
~ Jennifer Donnelly,
A Northern Light

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#BlogElul 24: Hope

“The miserable have no other medicine.
But only hope.”

~ William Shakespeare

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#BlogElul 23: Begin

“After making sure that the terrain would be undisputedly its own, the sun slowly and majestically emerged from its resting place and established absolute dominion in a matter of seconds, blissfully unaware that its conquest would not last for more than a day. Its swift triumph was marked by an explosion of radiance which overawed nature for a brief moment; therewith an orgy of birdsong, corrupted by sporadic and pretentious cocks’ crowing, marked the beginning of another day.”
~ Nabil Saleh,
The Qadi and the Fortune Teller

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#BlogElul 22: End

“There are endings. There are beginnings. Sometimes they coincide, with the ending of one thing marking the beginning of another. But sometimes there is simply a long space after an ending, a time when it seems everything else has ended and nothing else can ever begin.”
~ Robin Hobb,
Fool’s Assassin

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#BlogElul 21: Love

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
~ André Gide,
Autumn Leaves

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