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    bookbear expressAva2/26/218 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      So Good.

      It’s also okay to like a lot of things and be unable to commit

      Guilty.

      I think complicated, inspired, engaged people are also (very often) irascible, moody, and neurotic. Are we good at many things? Maybe. Or maybe we just believe that we’re good at many things, at different times, on different days, depending on which way the wind is blowing. Do you catch my drift? It’s a type. We’re intense and we love a lot of stuff and seconds later we hate it. We wake up at 4 a.m. and feel inspired, certain that we’ve found the answer, and then later in the week we feel like jackasses for believing in anything at all.

      Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

      This is so timely to threshold of new life chapter standing near.

    • Jessica
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      I do know that just knowing what you love is worth a lot. Because then you can always try to be close to it for a little longer, and that’s its own reward.

      That is how I want to live my life. Be a little closer to what I love.

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      2 months ago

      Mostly just knowing is enough.

      I love how warm this piece made me feel ❤️

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 months ago

      Love makes it possible for us to stop strategizing. Love makes it seem like some piece of us could escape commodification. Love flips our pockets inside out, messes up our hair. Love says: don’t do the things that are prestigious. Move towards what tugs at the deepest parts of you, little dreams “between the shadow and the soul.”