a quote and a question



“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus


How do you keep summer in your heart?


3 thoughts on “a quote and a question

  1. Cheryl says:

    Well in South Georgia we only get 2 seasons a year. Summer for about 8-9 months and then fall, which is not nearly as cold as your fall even. Today we are expected to hit 83 with a low of 64. We dream of snow all ‘winter’, and often drive hours and hours north just to a glimpse when it is forecasted. Usually disappointed at the flurries we find that melt upon hitting the ground. I can’t say I understand how you feel or help lift your spirit other than to simply say ‘I’ll trade you’. The grass is always greener on the other side isn’t it?

  2. Laura Weldon says:

    I’m not sure how to read Camus’ quote. Does he mean “in the depth of winter” as in his old age he finally realized that within him lived an ageless soul? Or perhaps that during a harsh and difficult time of his life, he found the warmth and promise of hope? Or something else entirely.

    No matter. I find the quote enormously inspiring. The way I keep summer in my heart is to try to step beyond the need to judge anything good or bad, but to simply be as much as possible. That keeps my hope alive as any summer day, no matter how much the winds of misfortune seems to how.

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