You couldn't just pick and choose at will when someone depended on you, or loved you. It wasn't like a light switch, easy to turn on or off. If you were in, you were in. Out, you were out. [Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride]
This is something I know yet deny. It is NOT a happy or lovely thing to realise one is on the outside of what they’d prefer BEing inside or BEside.
The thing is, though, if I know I canNOT choose it uncomplicates everything. BEautimously. Simply.
So as a seventh grader, no, you weren't friends with people you didn't like. But sometimes you also weren't friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didn't make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That's where the sadness came in. [Lauren Myracle, Thirteen]
Life, at 60, can sometimes resemble Life at 13. Complicated by whom and how and what. Somehow, for me, this is lessening Now. It’s amazing what knowing Time is short can square away in a person’s heart and mind.
Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass; but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you're already home. [Shannon L. Alder]
Knowing “home” is VERY uncomplicated. Who knew?!
I love you, Currie