My wings feel pretty gnarled lately, but I take solace in a favorite quote by Louisa May Alcott in her beloved novel, Little Women. In the words of heroine Josephine March:
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When the world feels crazy, I seek the solace of a horse’s neck. That’s the spot for me, and always has been. When I was a kid, and things were rough at home or at school, I could always burrow into that warm nook, burying my head under a cascade of mane to feel safe, to feel home, and to feel love.
It’s easier to just do things my own way. Then I don’t have to deal with the inevitable inconvenience of other people’s shit. I get things done quicker, more efficiently and without having to compromise. This is a great attitude if you live on the moon, but I live in the world, with people, and doing everything as a lone wolf removes the richness of collaboration and the experience of shared joy and connection.