Quotes to Live By - Not all art is destined to hang on the same walls forever

Posted by Lauren Eyer

"You were a beautiful time in my life, 
and if that's all you'll ever be
then that's okay.
Not all art is destined to hang on the same walls forever."
-K. Towne Jr.
I picked this quote this week because it has been awhile since I discussed anything related to love and relationships.  I saw this and it spoke to me about the way we should view relationships ending or not working out.  If you've ever had the experience of a relationship ending, you have probably gone through a period of sadness, of hurt, or a feeling of loss.  We tend to feel a little like a victim, and need time for our wounds to heal, especially if you are the one who was broken up with.  I wanted to share and discuss this quote as another way of viewing the end of a relationship.  Rather than feeling victimized, or carrying the negative emotions of it ending around in your mind, why not view it in a different way?
I love how the poet, K. Towne Jr., related people or love to pieces of art.  Each can inspire you for a period in your life, you can learn things from them, but it doesn't always mean that it's meant to be there forever.  
For those who are dating, I think this is a great perspective to view your love life.  Each person we meet will teach us something, good or bad, they can inspire us to try new things, learn something new.  If it ends, rather than focusing on the negative of it ending, why not instead focus on the positive memories.  The things you found out about yourself in the process.  It can help more quickly transform your feelings into a more positive experience and allow you to see more of the beauty of change and feel less like a victim.  It's just another perspective in order for you to look for the good in every situation.

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