What she mostly wanted, he learned, was the same thing many people want--someone to notice she was there.
("Tuesdays with Morrie")
More Quotes from Mitch Albom:We're so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks-we're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don't get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing?
Love lost is still love. It takes a different form, thats all. You cant see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it. Life has to end. Love doesnt.
Now you know how badly someone wanted you, Charley. Children forget that sometimes. They think of themselves as a burden instead of a wish granted.
Strangers are just family you haven't meet yet.
when all this started, I asked myself, 'Am I going to withdraw from the world, like most people do, or am I going to live' I decided I am going to live-or at least try to live-the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure.
You have to find what's good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue.
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