Thursday, October 3, 2013

Not Alone

"No man is an island."  - John Donne

This  is how we started class today.......we have to remember, we are not alone.  No matter what we are facing, what we are feeling, good or bad, happy or sad......some where some place else in the world there is someone struggling like we are.  

We will all experience life, death, health, illness, joy, grief, youth and old age, love and hate,  if we live long enough. We have to remind ourselves.......daily......we are not alone.  There are others who have faced the  same battles, who have won and lost just as we will.

If you really think about it, it is quite know that we are not an island, that somewhere tonight some one else is going through the same thing as we are.  


  1. Comforting words Jilda. I also like to remember that everything we do touches others. Good and ripples in a pond. We definitely are not alone in life.

  2. Yes, and as hard as the battles can be, I wonder if we would have compassion and empathy for others if we had not gone through our own?

  3. Yes, that's one of the many reasons why I love literature.
    Yesterday, when I was driving to work they played the song "Sweet Home Alabama" on the radio; it reminded me of you and Rick.