Vic would have said ….

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. Anais Nin


“Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.” ― Betty SmithA Tree Grows in Brooklyn  


Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose – the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.  ~Robert Brault,


Watch a man in times of… adversity to discover what kind of man he is; for then at last words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off.  ~Lucretius, On the Nature of Things

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.  ~Barbara Bloom


The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.  ~John Vance Cheney


The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.  ~Morris Mandel


14 thoughts on “Vic would have said ….

  1. tersia thank you so much for posting these. they all resonate with me. i know that vic was a beautiful spirit and all that knew her were bearing witness to one who transcended all the ugliness that can come with illness. sending you big warm hugs and love


  2. This is heartbreakingly beautiful but also so helpful to others. Tersia I reblogged your other post but forgot to ask your permission first – I hope it’s ok with you.


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