- me: do i have enough time to read these books?
- me: no
- me: *buys books*
“The love of an animal permits us to unfold, to open up, to drop our defenses, and to be naked, not only physically but psychologically and spiritually as well. With an animal, we let ourselves be seen instead of hiding behind our personalities, our cultures, our jobs our clothing, or our makeup. They know us as no one else does, in our private joys, angry rages, deepest despair, in sickness and in health. All the while, their calm steady presence gives us an unwavering love like few others on Earth. Our animal companions see us through the very soul of our soul, encouraging the unfolding of a sacred trust. If there is such a thing as a soul mate, then surely this is it.” —Sharon Callahan, Animals In Spirit
“There were things inside her that she did not know how to say, things that both excited and embarrassed her, that filled her with vague longing and also with fury.” —Carrie Brown, The Rope Walk
“Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.” —Janet Fitch, White Oleander (via skeletales)