Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mountains without Valleys

There can be no mountains without valleys; 
  There can be no rainbows without rain. 

                                                           First must come a thirst...and then quenching; 
And soothing only follows after pain.

                                                               Next year's blossoms cannot fully bloom
Until the current fade and drop away, 
As nighttime darkness must descend and cleave
The light of day from yet another day.

When our lives see illness, hurt and sorrow, 
Do not let the weight of this amass; 
Though we can't rejoice when full of sadness, 
We must not forget, this too shall pass.

By Matt Ward (c)1999


  1. Thanks for the reminder, Tina. I will have to pin this to my board above my desk! (Those photos from the Okanagan valley are stunning, too. So glad you got to go home and just breathe....)

  2. I love this quote..such simple truth in these words. The trip home was so rejuvenating, I feel like I can face the world once more :)