Weight of the World



It’s the little things

That bring tears

And weigh you down

Bringing the secret feeling

That you just want to quit

Then you breathe.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

*Art by Margarita Georgiadis


Like a Broken Window


“The greatest sorrow of life is witnessing. Experiencing our own suffering is not as difficult as watching others held in fate’s mighty grip. Bearing our own problems is easier because we are always aware that we can exercise other options–up to the final one. However, it hurts the most when we can do nothing for others. The greatest sorrow is to see those we love suffer helplessly.”

~Deng Ming-Dao~

*artist: Gun Legler, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/like-a-broken-window-gun-legler.html

*post title taken from the painting