“Suddenly he grinned, but his grin was as dark as a scowl; his eyes sparkled merrily, laughing at the foot of the gallows.”
** Robert Jordan
“But a planet can also become dark because of “too strong a desire for security … the greatest evil there is.” Meg resists her father’s analysis. What’s wrong with wanting to be safe? Mr. Murry insists that “lust for security” forces false choices and a panicked search for safety and conformity. This reminded me that my grandmother would get very annoyed when anyone would talk about “the power of love.” Love, she insisted, is not power, which she considered always coercive. To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.”
** A Wrinkle in Time
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
“Most people seem to take pleasure in feeling superior to someone. I’m not like that, which pleases me because it makes me feel superior.”
You never spoke a word,
But I heard words nonetheless.
And so I left.
And I never said a word.
But words you heard nonetheless.
Until, one day, you left.
If only we had said the words. . .
The real words left unsaid.