"We shall never understand the whole of life; perhaps just one small part of it. What we have done, what we do now and what is yet to be done will not disclose its overall purpose until it has been done.
As a family member, we are but one branch of a larger tree and should not seek to reach out beyond the light that shines upon its trunk.
We learn more of life when we do it and not read it, and yet life is much better lived with a book nearby. When we read, we should read for pleasure as much as knowledge: when we look at the skies, we should look well beyond the clouds into the heavens to see more clearly the rainbow beyond: we should sing and dance to lighten the soul and write poetry to warm the senses: we should smell the roses as we pass by, for they will never smell as sweet again.
That is why the experience of one's suffering is required before one can fully appreciate and truly understand the pain of another. That is why the stretch of one's imagination is needed to broaden the narrow mind. That is why you must first be 'you,' so that one day you may become the 'you' that you were meant to be. All that is life. All that is good!" William Forde: May 8th, 2013.