Sunday, January 10, 2010

No light without the dark

We cannot know beauty without first seeing the grotesque.
We cannot know sweet without first tasting sour.
We cannot know warmth without first feeling cold.
We cannot know bravery without first fleeing as a coward.
We cannot know speed without first idling slowly.
We cannot know perfection without first understanding our flaws.
We cannot know strength without first succumbing to weakness.
We cannot know wisdom without first playing the fool.
We cannot know abundance without first grieving a loss.
We cannot be tamed without first running wild.
There is no death without life.
And without first wallowing in the dark, we will never see the light.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Everyday Mum,

    I like your musings.
    In reply to your question about Waldorf doll commissions, visit Acorn Pies and click on my etsy shop, primroses! I would love to make a doll for your little daughter. sincerely, Beth