My quote for today comes from Maria Popova – something she said in a post about a graceful and loving post-break-up letter Simone De Beauvoir wrote.
“To give space when what one most yearns for is closeness, that is both the great test and great tragedy of love.”
I can’t help but feel a little bleak today. So I’m indoors with my dogs and a book. Veronica Franco: Poems and Selected Letters.
It will get better. I have plans. Embryo plans, but plans nonetheless. Hard work is the answer to any kind of grief. And I worked hard today.
I’ll work harder and finally accomplish something. “At last I can start suffering and write that symphony.”
I need a life that makes me excited to get up in the morning.
Not a very insightful post, really, and probably more than a bit self-centered, especially in the wake of Manchester.
I’m grateful for a lot of things. Friendship. Truth. Solitude. Books. Dogs. My beautiful brain. A paycheck. Two of them, in fact. Love, from a distance or otherwise.
And tomorrow will be better.