Reblogged from Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman:
If we are true friends. and committed loved ones, we ideally rock with another’s boat whatever the weather: We brace ourselves for the storms and vast waves of grief and illness, bad fortune and distress; we enjoy the gorgeous sun and calm of blue-green sea when times are good, health is assured and joy abounds.
There is beauty in storm. There are special ranges of exquisite colour and texture in the calm which comes after tempest.
If we expect, as our right, every voyage to be conducted in bright sun and easy sailing conditions, we are in danger of missing out, both in terms of climatic splendour and emotional depth.
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