I love quotes. This is one I put in my book of quotes back when I was a teenager, and in the depths of grief over loss of a relationship. It was brought to my mind again today.
"Is this last note a sign that I'm incurable, that when reality smashes my dream to bits, I mope and snarl while the first shock lasts, and then, patiently, idiotically, start putting it together again? And so always? However often the house of cards falls, shall I set about rebuilding it? Is that what I'm doing now?"