Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
This quote suggests that while doctrines or beliefs can offer people a lens through which they see truth, they can also create divisions among individuals. Just as a window pane may distort or obstruct the view beyond it, doctrines can sometimes hinder a full understanding of truth and separate people who hold different beliefs. It emphasizes the potential limitations and drawbacks of doctrines in promoting unity and encourages a more open-minded and inclusive approach to seeking truth.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It's amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn't even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn't even know had a particular smell. I wonder what will someday bring back Dex and our few months together. Maybe the sound of Dido's voice. Maybe the scent of the Aveda shampoo I've been using all summer.