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