I feel strangely free at such times. To behave properly is to be always courteous, always clever, and subtle and elegant. But now, when I am so alone, I do not have to be any of these things. For this moment, I am wholly myself, unshaped by the needs of others, by their dreams or expectations or sensibilities. But I am also lonely. With no one to shape me, who stands here, watching the moon, or the stars, or the clouds?

— Kij Johnson

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Adventures are what happens when an event is flawed, a mark of imperfection.


Waiting required a future to wait for: a falsehood.

I know now that there is only now. I remember things that happened months (or what is years?) ago: old -worn-out nows. The future happens, but it is always shaped from a series of nows.


We ascribe meanings because it is our nature to do so.

.We can no more see a thing without searching for a meaning than we can see a snag in a robe without pulling on the loose thread.


Because if something does go wrong, you'll need what you're feeling to matter, to someone somewhere, anyway.


Happiness is the pleasantest of emotions;

because of this, it is the most dangerous. Having once felt happiness, one will do anything to maintain it, and losing it, one will grieve.

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