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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


You don't truly know sunshine
Until you see rain;
You can't feel real pleasure
Without any pain.
Photo credit: Reuters.com

14 comments:

Mel Balsamo said...
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The Dreamer said...

glad to be of service, basmelech.

guess i'm an inspiration to you, huh?
:)

nuch a chosid said...

The Zohar Hakadosh says:

"ליכא נהורא כנהורא דמפיק מחשיכה". אין כמו האור שבוקע מתוך החשיכה.

Bas~Melech said...

"Mel Balsamo" said:
ha! I can completely relate to this. "No pain, No gain!" Sometimes you must go through unpleasant things before you can really appreciate the simpler things. It's how some people would complain on the easiest things. I always keep in mind that there's always someone is going through something worse..

Bas~Melech said...

Dreamer-- Always. :) TY. And you were also the inspiration for my next TT/DOTK post, except it's not ending, which is annoying, because I liked the beginning, so maybe I'll just go on to the next pressing issue.

Nuch-- Thanks for the comment... in the future can you please translate your hebrew comments? I think I got this one, but sometimes it's difficult, and I hope I have a very diverse readership... And while we're on the topic, how do you get hebrew in your blogger comments?

David_on_the_Lake said...

love ur minimilism...(and dreamers maximilism..lol)

Its perfect and so true...
would we even appreciate life if death did not exist?

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Love that pic

Bas~Melech said...

Thanks DOT, SW.

But David... "maximalism"?!
...I like it! :)

BTW, I didn't put it in the original post because I didn't think it was relevant, but since I like pushing my opinion...
What brought this on was that I recently revisited "The Giver," an old favorite by Lois Lowry. I highly reccommend it for those who enjoy food for thought. Every few years I come back to it and look at it in a different light.

Lvnsm27 said...

so true, it's the unpleasent that help us to enjoy the nice things.

Also, I too enjoy the book 'The Giver'

Scraps said...

True words indeed. The pain makes the pleasure that much sweeter when it comes.

nuch a chosid said...

Translation: There isn't (greater) light, then the light that shines out in the darkness.

If u have Hebrew enabled in Windows u can type Hebrew anywhere

p.s. did u read my pesach message?

waytoofrum said...

well said and nice blog

Bas~Melech said...

Thanks, all.

Nuch -- I was afraid you'd say that... I tried installing hebrew in Windows a while ago... :(
p.s. yes.

nuch a chosid said...

is it windows XP? then it should be easy
u can write to me by email I'll try to help u