Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Cure...

One of my favorite quotes is "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea."
I used it as my signature line, for a long time, when I worked at the college. It sort of reminds me of something a friend of mine said years ago.....in response to describing what a person was like that they had met, they said that they were "salt of the earth". In other words, steadfast...down to earth..the kind of friends we all like to have.
The quote was written by Karen Blixen aka Isak Dinesen, who
was the most famous of all Danish writers. She wrote gothic tales (Seven Gothic Tales, her first book) and African memoirs in English (Out of Africa.) Her last book was Shadows on the Grass. She had quite an interesting life....but also filled with alot of loss. You can click on her name to read more about this interesting woman.

Funny how some things can affect us and stay with us to make a difference in our lives. Other great quotes from this woman include:

"I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them."

"God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road."

"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”

Seems like all the adversity that this woman faced in her life gave her great insight and wisdom. So, when you're having a bad day remember "the cure"....

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