“The moment when mortality, ephemerality, uncertainty, suffering, or the possibility of change arrives can split a life in two. Facts and ideas we might have heard a thousand times assume a vivid, urgent, felt reality. We knew them then, but they matter now.”
This year has been full of moments when what I knew became real to me—no longer just head knowledge, but heart knowledge. I felt it. We can never know how we’ll be in those moments until they come for us, and they will. Our paths are full of the unexpected, the unknown. I’m trying to embrace that.
From Rebecca Solnit’s book, The Faraway Nearby
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