Saturday, November 18, 2006

This too shall pass

Gam zeh ya'avor in Hebrew.

Some Kind Person has compiled a whole blog about the origin of this phrase in Hebrew folklore and variations in the tale from around the world: GZY.

Blogging is a fine, fine thing.

And so is the title of the following book - but wait! An extract first:
[...] everything - the good and bad, pleasure and pain, approval and disapproval, achievements and mistakes, fame and shame - all come and go. Everything has a beginning and an ending and that's the way it's supposed to be.

Every experience you have ever had is over. Every thought you've ever had, started and finished. Every emotion and mood you've experienced has been replaced by another.

- Richard Carlson, Don't sweat the small stuff... and it's all small stuff (New York: Hyperion, 1997), ISBN: 073380084x, p. 223.

Here is the end of this blog post. So, see? It's true. This too shall, etc.