(richa… this is for you. Yes, there is the option of picking up the phone and “debating” this with you but I also want more posts on my blog :p)
"When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end."
Yes, that is really beautiful (and so poignant, more so because this moment is this moment).
As you point out, the problem is with the word “reasonable”. Because we (us collectively and you and i individually) know that ‘reasonable’ and ‘human’ don’t go together.
But then that becomes more about what is “reasonable”.... that is a whole other post
I agree with what you are saying but I think the difference between “human” and “reasonable” is the difference between ‘moment’ and ‘time’’. So in the moment it is human to cry and let your heart break over what is lost a million times over. But over time, when these moments are strung together, in that “time”, do you grieve or at least smile about the fact that it happened?
I know that’s a cliché but I think it’s totally true.
And then this thought strikes me...
Perhaps what is reasonable is to cry over it. When we choose to smile about it, that’s what makes us human... and totally unreasonable?
So the quote makes sense all over again.
I should read this book! :)