A Kiran Desai quote

24 Mar 2016

Something inspirational:

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”

KIRAN DESAI, The Inheritance of Loss

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  1. Tim 24. Mar, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    At first I thought this quote to be true, then I thought more about it and I found my past engraved in me. And when I looked inward the imagery of the past was there too, like everything I’ve done or failed to do is still with me.

    While the present maybe more important than the past, they need each other; just like a mind needs a body.

    • Ilana 24. Mar, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

      Thanks Tim. Yes I believe that too. Our past is etched; is part of us; is part of our history, DNA if you like. Is not something we escape easily from and neither should we.

      We should use the past, as lessons to be learned, whether we fail or not that is immaterial. We must learn from it.

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