Books, Thoughts

Quote for Today

‘Words without thoughts never to heaven go.’

‘I’m not so sure,’ said Stuart, ‘you see what happened just now.  If you’re sorry about what you did, suffer with some point.  Don’t hate, put away resentment, say “stop” to your thoughts, keep your intent pure, live quietly in your pain, quietness is good, reach out and touch things gently, other things, innocent things– it may seem artificial, like a ritual– like when you wake in the morning and hear the birds singing, hold onto that after you’ve remembered, and just think “the birds are singing”, and hold that away from the blackness and keep it there, even for a second.’

‘What use is a second, it just makes the blackness more black.’

The Good Apprentice