Monday, May 19, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 19 May 2014

Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.  [Eve Ensler]

I have learned, slowly, often with great resistance, that I thrive in Solitude. I would NEVER have guessed this to BE true of me. I am glad to know it Now.

Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.  [Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper]

I would have campaigned for this notion. Some years ago. Now I know differently. And only about myself.

I have tried to blend. Still DO try on occasion. And it is less about disappointment than the simple JOY found in my own companionship.

If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company. [Jean-Paul Sartre]

So true…

I love you, Currie

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