Saturday, May 01, 2010

This too shall pass

Initially i planned on getting " everything happens for a reason, this too shall pass" for my second ink. But found it a wee bit too pessimistic because i viewed the second line in a one way. Like, oh shit happens, it'll pass anyway-kinda way. Then last week i read an interview with Mitch Albom, the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, which totally changed the way i viewed it.

here goes:

" The king gave a jewelery-maker 3 days to make him a ring that would in his down time , remind him that there is goodness to come and that he'll tide it through; and in his moments of joy, remind him of the pain and suffering of the commonfolk. The maker thought for days and finally at the end of the 3 days, he made a ring that had neither gems or fancy jewels. It was a simple gold band and engraved on it were the simple words " this too shall pass" . "

I have a rekindled love for that entire phrase again (:

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