Friday, September 24, 2010

[Time Doesn't Always Heal]

They say that 'time assuages,'--
Time never did assuage;
An actual suffering strengthens,
As sinews do, with age.

Time is a test of trouble,
But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no malady.
---Emily Dickenson


Rose said...

Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites; the theme here is so true--I think we gain strength through suffering, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten the sorrow.

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me!

C. Marie Byars said...

Thanks for dropping by, too! I got too much into FB & away from the blogs. Think I need to get back to the blogs. Anyway, American culture has not typically done well with these sentiments; we're "supposed" to be optimistic & have grieved through any type of loss within a matter of months to a year.