17.10.11

flutterbye




It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when its all you have got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving,can become the story of your life.

Gregory David  Roberts - Shantaram 


6 comments:

rosieposie said...

what an amazing passage. and wow did you take the photos of the butterfly yourself? x

amberlee said...

Hey Rosie, it is my favorite book. I often think about it and read little bits. I took the photos at the zoo a few weeks ago, the butterfly house is so wonderful!

Louise said...

I've been meaning to read this book for so long, heard so many great things about it!

PAPS said...

Wow very strong words. It is so true though.
www.thoughtsofpaps.com

katsicles said...

I love this quote, so poignant and real.

Anika said...

Whoa. What an amazing lesson. And, "the choice you make, between hating and forgiving,can become the story of your life." Just beautiful.

{the images too are beautiful. i love the way you processed that last one, simple and divine.}

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