Saturday, 14 June 2008

What We Cannot Cure We Must Endure...Well I'm Not Sure

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger
I don't believe that any longer
You can try repairing broken chains
But the weakness in those links remains.

14 comments:

Just Bob said...

Much more eloquent than I could ever put it. You've expressed my feelings exactly.

Anonymous said...

Once broken--never to be reforged--some times are like that, some things are like that, some relationships are like that, and some people certainly are like that. That's when one looks in the mirror and reflects and finally realises: the people some people marry. But there is faith and there is the wind and then she comes and puts her arms around you and holds you tightly and places her head on your shoulder and buries her face to your neck and kisses it repeatedly and then all is well again. And what was broken is truly one again. So all the interminable struggle is for naught and I am whole once more.

Beau

Anonymous Boxer said...

Exactly! Ha!

I've always thought that was a great saying that made no sense in real life.

Southern Sage said...

very true.

daisyfae said...

"that which does not kill us..." in fact, only postpones the inevitable. shattered glass? doesn't make a good vase when repaird.

nicely said...

Freddy said...

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger?
Is wrong, and repeating it makes it wronger.


PS - Sorry beau, but can you translate what you wrote for a simple bloke to understand what you're getting at?

Walker said...

There is only one strong link on the chain, the rest dangle from it like little nooses LOL

Jackie Adshead said...

Sometimes it makes us stronger, but if its too much it can make us weaker in certain areas, which I think is the point you're making, Luka.

Ro said...

There are certainly some things that happen to us that we never, ever really recover from.

All we can do is grit our teeth and hope ...

Just Bob said...

Ro: You're right on the mark. Once you break a plate, you can glue it together and use it, but it's broken forever.

Luka said...

Insightful comments, all. It has been a hard few days and I have been musing a lot on such matters. And brooding, darkly. And eating too many biscuits.

Helga Hansen said...

I have a feeling this relates to broken friendships?

Sometimes, after falling hard, our friendships can bounce back, and grow stronger... and just sometimes, those friendships don't bounce back... and it's really, really hard to walk away, even if you know the friendship will never be the same again.

Pass me a biscuit - you can't scoff them all on your own!

Trixie said...

Oh so true. I feel like my links are about to break, for good!

Luka said...

Helga - I certainly can scoff them all on my own! I didn't get this figure by dodging the biscuit tin, you know.

Trixie - not always a bad thing.