Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none.

20130521-104133 PM.jpg– Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue.



“Of all who hail thy presence as the morning-
Of all to whom thine absence is the night-
The blotting utterly from out high heaven
The sacred sun- of all who, weeping, bless thee
Hourly for hope- for life- ah. above all,
For the resurrection of deep-buried faith
In Truth- in Virtue- in Humanity-
Of all who, on Despair’s unhallowed bed


– Edgar Allan Poe