Jacob Needleman (October 6, 1934 - November 28, 2022) was an American philosopher, author, and religious scholar.
Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for joy.
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.