living with mistakes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

It is going to still take me a while to still think through all of this–to keep reliving it until it recedes without the pain of the sting.

I do believe you when you say that you want to be better for us, and I am willing for now to wait for that. Making mistapes means getting another try in spite of the difficulty of letting go of my fear of potential repetition and subsequent ruin.

Not learning from mistakes means permanent gaps.

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Susan Sontag via {brain pickings}