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Thoughts to think on this week

And if the city falls but a single man escapes, he will carry the city within himself on the roads of exile; he will be the city. – Zbigniew Herbert (How Love Ends: Scene from a Refugee Hotel by Dina Nayeri)

I like this thought. Though never a refugee, I’ve traveled and moved a lot. I carry a little of ‘home’ (all of them) with me. I also believe it to be a bigger thought. Any ideas?

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Thoughts to think on this week

In the world around me, I saw people who searched their whole lives to find themselves reflected in another. (The Second Waltz by Madeline Thein)

I am like this somewhat. I’m always excited whenever someone says something about me that I haven’t yet discovered, but they have observed. It’s like finding another piece of your own puzzle. While this is great with trusted friends, it is not so good when people attach themselves to others’ personalities because they are not strong enough to be their own person. What do you say?

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Thoughts to think on this week

There was nothing to look forward to but peace – endless tedious, nondescript, fluffy, white peace. The only thing worse than boredom was labor. (The Girl in Green by Derek Miller)

Somedays our lives are so chaotic that we pray for peace. But, like the writer above, I find peace tedious after a little bit. What about you?