Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. - Rumi Life, Beautiful, Things, Living, Flowers, Spring, Photo, Inspiration Quotes, Open Window
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"Fenêtre, toi, ô mesure d'attente, / tant de fois remplie, / quand une vie se verse et s'impatiente / vers une autre vie." - Rainer Maria Rilke ~~~~ "Window thee, able to wait / so often filled, / when life pours and forward / to another life." - Rainer Maria Rilke
When a loved one nears the end of his or her life in Denmark, a special tradition unfolds. It’s a simple act – a swift gesture that takes little effort, but says so very much: the opening of a window for “the soul” of the loved one to pass through once they have died.