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Friday, November 18, 2011

We Are The Choices We Make...

"We are the choices we make...

No one understands 
when a woman 
makes the choice
 to marry and
 have children,
 in a way,
 her love begins
 and one way, it stops...

You build a life
 of details
 and you just STOP
 and STAY STEADY
 so that your children can move...
and when they leave, 
they take your life and details with them...

You are expected
 to move on again,
 but you don't remember
 what it was that moved you
 because no one 
has asked you in so long...
not even yourself...  

You never think
 love like this
 is going to happen to you...
and you want to keep it forever."


Meryl Streep, 
The Bridges of Madison County



7 comments:

DJan said...

I've seen that movie twice and remember her saying that. Have you read the book? I also read it twice since it's short and sweet.

I hope you are doing well, I've missed seeing your smiling face around the blogosphere.

That corgi :) said...

these are powerful words, Donna. I didn't see the movie nor read the book. but these words did speak to me today.

I love the new picture you put as your blog header picture! Gorgeous!

enjoy the weekend and if you don't post between now and Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving!

betty

Wanda..... said...

Loved the book and movie!

Thisisme. said...

Beautiful words for us on this Friday my friend. Take care and have a good weekend. I do hope that your mum is doing okay at the moment. I have been remembering you all in my prayers x

Soccerbelle said...

It has been years since I read the book - I was surprised to find that was the source. This so perfectly describes what I'm feeling at this phase of my life. Thank you for sharing.

Linda O'Connell said...

This is thought provoking. Life moves on. Loved the movie by the way.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Words that make one think indeed.