Hello!…and a quote

Sorry I’ve been away so long but it has to do with a trip to my family down south without my own computer, a pinched nerve, forgotten passwords, etc.  My kind brother-in-law has aided me and at least I’m here now…today.

There are many great second had bookstores here in Atlanta, and since I have the opportunity now I’d like to share a quote from one of the books I found. It’s  from  An Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison:

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses of life and and the often overwhelming forces within our minds.  In whatever way we do this–through love, work, family, faith, friends, denial, alcohol, drugs, or medication–we build these walls, stone by stone, over a lifetime. One of the most difficult problems is to construct these barriers of such a height and strength that one has a true harbor, a sanctuary  away from crippling turmoil and pain, but yet low enough, and permeable enough, to let in fresh seawater that will fend off the inevitable inclination toward brackishness.” (p 214).  

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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4 Responses to Hello!…and a quote

  1. Hi Nan. Thank goodness here you are. Was scared something happened to you. Loved the quote. I think there’s a hole in my wall, all the fresh water is pouring out – or else I built the wall too high and nothing fresh can come in.

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  2. Sallie Carpentier says:

    Nice.

    Like

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