Friday, January 27, 2012

you the orchard of my winter

First- if you are in love - that's a good thing - that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you.

     Second - There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you - of kindness, and consideration and respect - not only the social respect of manners but the greatest respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had.

     Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

     And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

(John Steinbeck, in a letter to his lovesick son)

(photo from a 7am project this morning with andrea.  stay tuned!)


  1. Ohh, I like this. At first I thought you wrote it and I was like--wo! Good advice though. I like the "nothing good gets away" part. Thanks for sharing Carolyn.

  2. I really love this quote. Thanks!