“A man is the history of his breaths and thoughts, acts, atoms and wounds, love indifference and dislike, also of his race and nation, the soil that fed him and his forbears, the stones and sands of his familiar places, long-silenced battles and struggles of conscience, of the smiles of girls and the slow utterance of old women, of accidents and the gradual action of inexorable law, of all this and something else, too, a single flame which in every way obeys the laws that pertain to Fire itself, and yet is lit and put out from one moment to the next, and can never be relumed in the whole waste of time to come.”
― A.S. Byatt
“Love is not something we give. Love is not something we get. Love is simply something that IS. Love is seeing what is just as it is. Love is accepting what is just as it is (although whether we choose to ‘accept’ it or not, things ‘is’ still exactly as they ‘is’.
“The maxim, “Nothing prevails but perfection,” may be spelled PARALYSIS.”
― Winston Churchill
Whatever it looks like, CELEBRATE.
Only with acceptance, can we shift.