A QUOTE BY ROBERT FROST

 

 

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

This quote by Robert Frost is deceptively simple.  On the one hand we can look at it and say, right or of course, we all know that.  Life goes on.  Who doesn’t know that?

But on the other hand it is the most profound saying you will ever hear.  A movie I watched recently was about a family, dysfunctional of course,  aren’t they all?  Anyway, this family in the movie had a death, possibility a suicide and the family had gathered to mourn the deceased, who happened to be the father.  The story went on to tell about all the family quirks and secrets that everyone was hiding from each other, one thing being worse than the other.  The worst being incest and child molestation.  Until finally a daughter in the family remarks, “It’s a good thing we do not know the future, otherwise we would not even be able to get out of bed in the morning.”

And as this family, we all have our share of worries and burdens, some of which seem unbearable but life goes on as Robert Frost says and we go on with it.