“People with nothing to declare, carry the most.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer ~
“You think when someone you love passes away, everything becomes clearer, that your priorities and perspectives align in a way they’ve never aligned before because of the sobriety of it all.
But it doesn’t.
Those revelations just become skewed and distorted until you’re forced to rewrite them entirely. You can’t walk straight on a new path when you have too much luggage on your back. You just keep swerving, trying to find a way to accommodate the weight, but it’s all dead and you know it’s going to take you down. The only answer is to reroute. “
~ Rachael Wade ~
“Make sure you don’t carry the burden of the whole world on your shoulders, just in case someone needed them to cry.” ~ Nema Al-Araby ~
“All I know is that the closer I get to God, the deeper I get into the Bible, and the heavier the burden seems on my shoulders.” ~ Tim LaHaye ~
“Are you in pain, Frodo? said Gandalf quietly as he rode by Frodo’s side.
‘Well, yes I am,’ said Frodo. ‘It is my shoulder, the wound aches, and the memory of darkness is heavy on me. It was a year ago today.’
‘Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured,’ said Gandalf.
‘I fear it may be so with mine,’ said Frodo. ‘There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same, for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?’
Gandalf did not answer.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien ~
“Our love is our burden.” ~ Julianna Baggott ~
Prayer Keeping ~ unspoken requests ~ Jim ~