This quote by the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is actually the first three lines of his poem ‘Holiday.’ To read the full poem, click here.
The quote, and poem, is about memories. It’s about the memories we have not just about things and places, but also people after they’re gone. Each time we remember these things, it’s like having anniversaries of the heart.
But holidays and anniversaries are usually happy occasions; and some memories aren’t. However, those quiet moments we recall the good things, can somehow bring us joy and brighten our day even after they’re gone.