sun’s goodnight

‘It’s the sun’s way of saying goodnight to the mountains,’ he explained.
“He spreads that beautiful light over them so that they won’t forget him till he comes back in the morning.”

-Johanna Spyri in Heidi

necessary to leave?

Is it always necessary to leave?
It’s always necessary to know when a stage of one’s life has ended.
If you stubbornly cling to it after the need has passed,
you lose the joy and meaning of the rest.

-Paulo Coelho in The Fifth Mountain