Saturday, February 18, 2006

A thought from Yeats

On a sunny day in February, before I head out to St James Hospital to visit my child's grandfather, I am thinking of something I read in Yeats's Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland. He comments on how fast the world is moving and how "too many things are occurring for even a big heart to hold." But now that we have sped up our lives to such a pitch, will we ever be able to slow down again?

2 comments:

Mar said...

is true so many things for a big heart to hold...perhaps we want to live life this fast, so we don't stop to think of what hurts...

OR Melling said...

But then moving so fast prevents us from taking the time to do those things which help ease the pain; like playing with little kids, a long lazy chat with a friend, going dancing, reading a big book, staring at the stars ...