From An Unfinished Marriage by Joan Anderson
The beginnings…of all human undertakings are untidy. – John Galsworthy
Stand together, yet not too near – for the pillars of the temple stand apart and the oak and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow. – Kahlil Gibran
Men and women should never try to conform to one another 0 they should complement each other. – Florida Scott Maxwell
Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. – May Sarton
If you are afraid of loneliness – don’t get married. – Anton Chekhov
The transitions of life’s second half offer a special kind of opportunity to break with the social conditioning and do something really new and different. – William Bridges
A woman will always sacrifice herself if you give her an opportunity.
I’ve read that men in some primitive tribes send their women away five or six times a year to refresh their intuition and instincts.
Always remember that the will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.
The time will come with elation when you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome.
If we have lived behind a mask all our lives, sooner or later – if we are lucky, the mask will be smashed. Then we have to look in the mirror at our own reality. – Marion Woodman
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George Moore
Men make houses. Women make homes. They put up walls with nothing but sticks and mortar, but once inside, the energy bubbles up from those who inhabit the space.
At sea, the motion never stops. Slowly, your body develops a rhythm with the boat. Your cluttered world narrows to the simplicity of the sky, wind, and sea. Slowly, you become still. – David Treadway