And you say…

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“To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weighs you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.”

Ellen Bass

((Ellen Bass is the author of ‘The courage to Heal: A guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse. The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child–and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.))

Wishing you a fabulous day ahead…filled with an abundance of Love & Peace

Rachna

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Credits: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/73434.Ellen_Bass

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