Read a little bit of Henri Nouwen this morning and thought I’d share some of what I read with you. I am always moved by this man’s honesty and depth. He wrestled with his angels and loved many.
Here’s the quote:
“Our life is a short time in expectation, a time in which sadness and joy kiss each other at every moment. There is a quality of sadness that pervades all the moments in our life. It seems that there is no such thing as clear-cut pure joy but that, even in the most happy moments of our existence, we sense a tinge of sadness. In every satisfaction, there is an awareness of its limitations. In every success, there is the fear of jealousy. Behind every smile, there is a tear. In every embrace, there is loneliness. In every friendship, distance And in all forms of light, there is knowledge of surrounding darkness.” Henri Nouwen from Out of Solitude
I guess I have been resonating with the dicodomies of life as of late, so found this ringing true in my heart this morning.