-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
This quote is one of my favourites. Charles Dickens' statement at the beginning of his novel, A Tale of Two Cities, can pretty much apply to anything, and, I'll wager, any time. To put it sweetly, that's life. It's life. That statement above sums up the way life is, all of the time.
Think about it. You're having a fabulous day, and everything seems to be drenched in good luck, good karma and good times. At about the same time, someone has lost a loved one, all their money has been stolen and has just had a near fatal collision. They survived, but it turns out that their lost loved one, who has supposedly been funding the insurance, well... hasn't. This does not make your happy day of sunshine any less valid. It's just life. We all have good times and bad times, and the world is never without one of the two.
On an unrelated note, but possibly an extremely related one ~
Thought I'd also share a song from the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. You know those movies where words cannot describe that profound feeling that you get when the movie is done? Just watch it. You'll see.
***please note*** if you don't like to see clips from movies you haven't watched yet, you may not want to see the video (if you haven't seen the movie)
Profound lyrics from Beck's Everybody's Gotta learn Sometime:
change your heart
look around you
Change your heart
it will astound you
and I need your loving
like the sunshine...