"Absence diminishes small loves
and increases great ones,

as the wind blows out the candle

and blows up the bonfire."

Francois de La Rouchefoucauld


'Shot said...

I'd often wondered how to reconcile:

"out of sight, out of mind" with "absence makes the heart grow fonder"

Thank you.

There seem to be oodles of contradictory platitudes...

"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" and "Beware of Trojans bearing gifts"

come to mind.

Steg said...

This is too close to comment on. As well you know....

katherine. said...

how very poignant....sigh

ziggi said...



I, like the view said...

z yup and thank you darling for hugs and kissess - I am in great need of those today, how did you know

katherine me too, *sighing*

steg I do know, oh how I KNOW

shot the reason you should look a gift horse in the mouth is to check the quality of its teeth; the Trojan thing is a myth, possibly; in my experience out of sight is not out of mind, but maybe it's different for boys; and as for absence, it's making my heart bleed

big pools, all over the floor - I keep treading in them by mistake, slipping over, tripping up and banging my head on the floor. . .

. . .that seems to knock some sense into me (altho on a bad day it knocks the sense out of me)

I, like the view said...

hugs everyone, big ones (cos they work both ways! so if I hug YOU, I get one at the same time)

Mel said...

(((((((((( ILTV )))))))))))

Hugs greatly appreciated--I'm sure you know!

And this--has been a saying that's stuck around in my life for varyious reasons. Mostly when it was about himself over there and me over here.
Sure fire example of "there's more than one way to look at things". (no pun intended, of course...LOL)