Words for Widows
from chapter headings in For Widows Only!
by Annie Estlund
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I walked a
mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a
mile with Sorrow,
and ne'er a
word said she,
But, oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!
is a fickle gipsy,
And always blind, and often
Sometimes for years and years together,
She'll bless you with the
Bestowing honor, pudding,
You can't imagine why or
Then in a moment--Presto,
Your joys are withered like
--"The Haunted Tree" by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
We are healed of a
suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
Music I heard with you was more than music,
and bread that I broke with you was more than bread.
Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
All that was once so beautiful is dead.
I never knew a man
trubbled with melankolly,
who had plenty to do, and did it.
If you want to be happy,
God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.
can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.
If you will
call your 'troubles' 'experiences,'
and remember that every experience
develops some latent force within you,
you will grow vigorous and happy,
however adverse your circumstances may seem to be
--Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea box
An easy task becomes difficult
when you do it with reluctance.
You can't prevent birds of sorrow
from flying over your head,
but you can prevent them
from building nests in your hair.
To conquer fear is the beginning
O money, money, money,
I'm not necessarily one
Of those who think thee holy,
But I often stop to wonder
how thou canst go out so fast
when thou comest in so slowly.
evil times prevail,
care to preserve the serenity of your heart.
I can't express anger,
I grow a tumor instead.
You can't do anything about the length of your life,
but you can do something about its width and depth.
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...the only way to have a friend
is to be one.
Give sorrow words;
The grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er fraught heart
And bids it break.
The world is round
and the place which may seem like the end
may also be the beginning.
Will you, won't you, will
you, won't you,
Will you join the dance?
Adventures in Wonderland"
Life is the art of
drawing insufficient conclusions
From insufficient premises.
To fear love is to fear life,
and those who
three parts dead.
Happiness is beneficial
for the body,
but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
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