Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday ~ February 10, 2017

I become more and more certain, as the years go by, that whatever friendship is destroyed, or homes are broken, or precious ties are severed, there is a failure of imagination. Someone is too intent on justifying himself, or herself, never venturing out to imagine the way things seem to the other person. Imagination is shut off and sympathy dies. If we know what it is that makes other people speak or act as they do, if we know it vividly, by carefully imagining all that may lie behind it, we might not quarrel. We might understand. often we could heal the wounds.

(A.Powell Davies, 1902 - 1957)


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