When We Can Be Alone

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”  Bell Hooks, the late American author.

A good friend once told me as a student, don’t try to live with a woman until you learn to live with yourself. I hadn’t learned that lesson before my short-lived first marriage, but I did before my long-lived current marriage. I should have listened.

It is a long, arduous journey we take. Isn’t it? Mine would be far more difficult and far less joyful outside the hands of God.

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