Home » Humor » Wackorism for 5/16/2013

Wackorism for 5/16/2013

Blog Stats

  • 1,413 hits

Wackorism:  It is better to have loved and lost … only if you were able to score!

Wink

Aphorism:  ‘Tis better to have loved and lost … than never to have loved at all.

Origin:  These two lines are from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s lengthy poem “In Memorium A.H.H.,” which was published in 1850 (Verse 27).  “In Memorium” is actually a compilation of 131 small poems, written over a period of 17 years, with a prologue and an epilogue added at the beginning and end.  It was inspired by the untimely death of  Arthur Henry Hallam, Tennyson’s best friend, and his grief is a lens through which he explores the themes of life, death, nature, love, religion and the hereafter.

Meaning:  Because love raises us above life’s difficulties and transcends all worldly concerns, we are changed for the better for having shared love, even if we eventually lose the object of our love.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: