life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

things will fit 


 We think we get over things. 
                   We don’t get over things. 

                   Or say, we get over the measles 

but not a broken heart. 

We need to make that distinction. 

The things that become part of our experience 

never become less a part of our experience. 

How can I say it? 

The way to “get over” a life is to die. 

Short of that, you move with it, 

let the pain be pain, 

not in the hope that it will vanish 

but in the faith that it will fit in, 

find its place in the shape of things 

and be then not any less pain but true to form. 

Because anything natural has an inherent shape 

and will flow towards it. 

And a life is as natural as a leaf. 

That’s what we’re looking for: 

not the end of a thing but the shape of it. 

Wisdom is seeing the shape of your life 

without obliterating (getting over) a single                                        

instant of it.


The Cure by Albert Huffstickler


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