It was the challenge of life too, was it not? People could never be fully understood. They were ever changing, different people at different times and under different circumstances and influences. And always growing, always creating themselves anew. How impossible it was to know another human being. How impossible to know even oneself. [Mary Balogh, Slightly Tempted]
Earlier I was exploring my thoughtsandfeelings about the distance that has grown BEtween me and someone I love. I was so glad of BEing able to take things out and sort them through. To know how it is that I have come to feeling and thinking about it as I DO. Today. This is the gift my writing practise gives.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. [Winston Churchill]
Sometimes I feel like a tree. MayBE this is what this year with the word, Branch, will deepen in me. The feeling that, while I have moved and changed my Life so many times, I still have roots, and that even in my solitariness I have strength and purpose and hope.
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable. [Madeleine L'Engle]
Such truth here.
I love you, Currie