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Two quotes [Sep. 17th, 2007|12:06 pm]
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

The first is from the notice board at Cocklebiddy -

The darkness of the Soul
Is not lighted by moving the Body
to another place.

I know a few people who need to think about that one.

The other is the source of my 'friends' icon made by addierox. The full quote (from Grey's Anatomy) follows -

No one likes to lose control. But still there are times when it just gets away from you. When the world stops spinning and you realize that nothing’s gonna save you. No matter how hard you fight it, you fall. And it’s scary as hell. Except, there’s an upside to free falling — it’s the chance you give your friends to catch you.

And is particularly apt in regards to my situation over the last few weeks. Thank to all the friends that continue to catch me.

[User Picture]From: angriest
2007-09-17 04:26 am (UTC)
"The darkness of the Soul
Is not lighted by moving the Body
to another place."

Reminds me of "wherever you go, there you are".
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-09-17 09:29 am (UTC)
Yep! Spot on. It's no good running away if you just carry all your problems with you, you just wind up miserable somewhere else. The only reason to make a move to solve problems is if you know that something about where you're going will actively help, or that your current environment is an issue, as opposed to thinking that a move on its own is enough.
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2007-09-17 04:51 am (UTC)
I wondered where the quote in the icon came from.

I once went out with a guy who seemed to try to run away from himself... it's one thing being an enthusiastic traveller, it's another thing trying to fill up your life with it to avoid examining it. Mind you, it was nice to be whisked off to a Qld Island :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-09-17 09:32 am (UTC)
It's one of the reasons I like sharing trips, it's a great way to learn about people, and myself. Plus it's fun to share the adventure (with the right person).

Moving house was really good for Shaz and I. I thought it would be, but it's actually worked incredibly well.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2007-09-17 09:14 am (UTC)
On the first one, it is indeed true that problems you have due to your own actions and attitudes are rarely solved by changing locale.

If the problems you have are due to the locale and people there (really actually due to them not just blamed on them) then moving to a new place can help.

Those who find themselves having to keep moving to find the 'right' place probably do need a bit of self-reflection however.

On the second, you are welcome.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2007-09-17 09:35 am (UTC)
Yep, totally agree on the first.

Thank you on the second :)
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2007-09-17 10:16 am (UTC)
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