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August 19, 2012

I’m a quote junkie and I like this one:

“The way i see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who #11. From Vincent and the Doctor, written by Richard Curtis (who is 364 days younger than I am).

What makes this quote for me are the last four words: “or make them unimportant”. I’m relating this back to my dad and the mixed feelings I get when I wonder why thinking of the good times, the nice times, don’t make the reality of the last four weeks any easier. Maybe the truth is they can’t. The memories are nice, some of them are comforting, but they can’t perform miracles. They can’t do anything except just be memories. That’s a pretty negative thought but then those last four words come into play and just because the memories can’t ease any type of loss or pain, they’re no less important – no less beautiful – because of the bad things surrounding them. In fact, maybe they’re more beautiful in spite of the bad things.

I have no idea if that makes any sense at all.

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  1. August 22, 2012 11:42 am

    It makes perfect sense, and that’s a really good quote. I’ve found that after some time passes, the good memories tend to bubble up to the top to the degree that they form a sweet frothy layer over the rest, making that stuff not quite invisible, but kinda diluted and murky. It’s still all too fresh for you, but it’ll happen.


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