When Robin Williams first visited his good friend Christopher Reeve after the riding accident that left him paralyzed, Williams claimed in the voice of a Russian doctor that he came to “perform a colonoscopy.” Reeve reportedly said that it was the first time he had laughed since his accident, and that from that moment on he knew that life was going to be ok.
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)
(Source: everydayisa.wordpress.com, via operationgena)
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