“In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”
More TV quotes tonight, the above courtesy of Contact.
Beyond its relation to the movie, the first thing this line made me think of is my frequent feeling of sadness and disinterest in the world — thanks to all the bad that we see highlighted in the news on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong — my life I love. My family, my pets, those important to me, people that I feel a close connection with, I love. But some people make this world a difficult place to call home.
Interestingly, people can also bring healing and warmth…the ones we’ve chosen to hold close, that is. Interesting creatures we are, capable of good and evil, heaven and hell. All flesh and blood, all walking, talking, thinking, blinking beings.
Tonight I am thankful for the reminder that no matter how dark the world may seem, light is readily available in the ones we love. They really are the ones who make the emptiness and this crazy life bearable.