It has been said, ‘time …

It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, (protecting its sanity), covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But, it is never gone.Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

16 Replies to “It has been said, ‘time …”

  1. A wound always leaves a scar at the door. The scar merely covers the wound, like shallow plastic surgery. Though some scars represent a painful experience, I’ve come to embrase them all, as together they created my history and made me who I am. Thanks for sharing Rebekah.

    1. That’s how I see it too. They have shaped and formed me to the person I am today, and I’m not entirely unhappy with that …I embrace them, they’re part of me, even though I can remember the pain when I touch upon them.

  2. I am such a believer of this. Have said it many times. You switch over to survival mode and you go on but in a different direction. There is a certain saddness and pain that is always with you.
    My son passed at 24 and took part of me with him.
    Rose Kennedy suffered that more then once.

    1. Yes, you switch to survival mode. In hindsight, it often seems unbelievable that we survived, but I think that ‘mode’ saves us. Parents losing their children … that’s just so sad.

    1. Mags,
      Yes. I’m not all that much for collecting quotes, but I do have a few that I like. I’m going to post one every now and then there, so that I have them all in one place, and tagged ‘quote’. Sometimes, I think they’re good when I hear them the first time, but then they get hackneyed, when I’ve read them a thousand times on FB.

  3. Oh I sure know this is true as well… Thanks for sharing this quote. I might “borrow” it sometime, if it is ok with you? Might do a graphic with it as well…

    1. Yes, we can all relate to this one — we all have our burdens and old scars. Of course, that’s okay..

  4. I would at one time have readily agreed with this. But moving into really old — it seems to me that the scar tissue (if that was allowed to develop, and one stopped picking off the scab all the time) eventually merges with the surrounding “skin” — and — it isn’t as if the sorrow didn’t happen, but somehow it really is relieved, there may be bittersweet, but there is no longer pain in the sense in which we usually mean the word.
    This is a tentative, coming-into-being thought —

    1. I hope this to be the case. I’m now at a stage where I’ve at least stopped picking off the scab, allowing for scar tissue to develop. There’s a time for every purpose….

  5. I agree with parts of all of the above. Pain seems to be a rolling tumbleweed; sometimes carrying the pain with it and sometimes rolling over and exposing an even deeper pain.

    1. Yes. I thought about this again today. It’s so easy to say that ‘we must let go’, and all that, but to really DO IT, to settle it in your mind …that’s a whole different story!

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