Many users seem to be going through some personal problems, and it got me thinking how much knowledge and experience we have to share with one another. Even if you are only a teenager, we have all experienced different things. An 80 year old man can learn from a six year old girl if he is willing to.
So this is a thread to share quotes, poems, stories, philosophy and whatever other Wisdom nuggets you have to offer.
I'll start with one of my favorite poems
If You Forget Me
by Pablo Neruda
I want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.
For me this means that we can not linger in the footsteps of someone who no longer loves us, or that we cannot fall behind them if they truly do. That we walk side by side or we don't walk at all.
for the inspiration