We hurt the people worth keeping
To chase those better leaving.
In the muddled clutter of struggles-
The money, the study
The honey, the strategy-
Is that everything we chase becomes everything we wish we never encountered.
What is life but a ‘vanity of vanities’?
R. A. Douglas
August 14, 2015.
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R. A. Douglas. A poetess, novelist, and Christian Lifestyle blogger. Writing is a form pf expression and a way of life for me. I am a Christian, though not always a perfect example of one. This blog exposes the cycles of my ever changing life, including the growth and/or changes in my walk with God, and the highs, lows, and fluctuating differences in my reactions and actions towards the typical and atypical experiences that are inevitable in day to day life. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for reading. Bless.
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In trying to be better, we don’t realize it’s good NOW.
You have a way with words!
This reminds me of a C.S. Lewis quote: “I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
I think God blessed us with pleasures which were meant to bring us joy, yet in our fallen nature, we twist and pervert that pleasure into something harmful. Into a “vanity of vanities.” Nice reflections – and cool picture!
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/c_s_lewis_151477
C. S. Lewis is still my favourite.
Absolutely. Mine too! I am glad you like him. I recently finished Narnia with my oldest. Love meeting fellow fans. Must be the nerd in me! Lol 😉
By the way, if you’re a Lewis fan – and of Narnia specifically – you may want to check out the book Planet Narnia by Michael Ward. It gave me even more respect for what Lewis accomplished in that series!