11/13/20 Workshop Text

On Healing and Repair

“Healing wasn’t always the best. Sometimes a hole was better left open. Sometimes it healed to thick and too well and left separate pieces fused and incompetent. And it was harder to reopen after that.”

– Ann Brahares

 

“If you desire healing,

let yourself fall ill

let yourself fall ill.”

― Rumi

 

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.”

– Aberjani

 

“Time didn’t heal, but it anesthetized. The human body could feel only so much.

– P.D. James

 

Believing the lie that time will heal all wounds is just a nice way of saying that time deadens us.

– Jonathan Nolan

 

“Time heals all wounds. And if it doesn’t, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay.”

― Emma Forrest

 

“In time, in time they tell me, I’ll not feel so bad. I don’t want time to heal me. There’s a reason I’m like this. I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won’t smooth you away. I can’t say goodbye.”

― China Miéville

 

“To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.”
― Eckhart Tolle

 

“A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich

 

“We heal up through being loved, and through loving others. We don’t heal by forming a secret society of one – by assessing about the only other ‘one’ we might admit, and being doomed to disappointment.”

― Jeanette Winterson

 

“The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.”

― James Frey

Reflective Writing Prompt: Write about being healed, or, write about a time you practiced Kintsugi in your life.

One thought on “11/13/20 Workshop Text

  1. Tina

    Contemplative and meaningful experience: thoughtful melding of poetry and coming together to examine and consider the act of healing. Bravo for providing this opportunity.

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