These days I’m packing up my books as I prepare to move.  I hold them in my hands and remember who I was when I read them, how they changed me, moved me, made me.

Some mean nothing, some mean everything.

How words are placed together blow me away.

“An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.

It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.

It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.”

From “On Lies, Secrets, and Silence” by Adrienne Rich.  A must for any lover of words.  Order it HERE.

 

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