Friday, January 20, 2012

Extracts: Love and growth in Journal of a Solitude

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Growth is demanding and may seem dangerous, for there is loss as well as gain in growth. But why go on living if one has ceased to grow? And what more demanding atmosphere for growth than love in any form, than any relationship which can call out and requires of us our most secret and deepest selves? - from Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton

7 comments:

Marie said...

Beautiful words, and great food for thought!

John Hayes said...

A "relationship which can call out and requires of us our most secret and deepest selves"--what a beautiful definition of love "in any form."

naida said...

I love roses.
What a great quote to share and very true. Relationships that 'call out and requires of us our most secret and deepest selves'<- those are the people we bear our souls to and who accept us for who we are.

TToria said...

Great quote :-) And such a pretty rose.

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Elisheva said...

Yes indeed, always turning our faces towards the sun, and reaching up and up xx E

Nan said...

I am so fond of May Sarton. Wise woman.

Relyn said...

This is one of my most favorite books from college. And, don't you love As We Are Now? Totally different, but just wonderful.