Thursday, October 08, 2009

Grief : Self

"There are as many objects for tears as there are tears. We may be known by what we mourn, and do not mourn, for. It makes no sense to grieve for everything; or more accurately, the man who grieves for everything grieves really for himself."

-- Leon Weiseltier

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I very much appreciate the quote. It reminds me of one of my favorite poems.

"....Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed

What heart heard of, ghost guessed:

It ís the blight man was born for,

It is Márgarét you mourn for."

----Gerard Manley Hopkins