Monday, April 20, 2009


The person who tries to live alone
will not succeed as a human being.
His heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
His mind shrinks away if he hears only
the echoes of his own thoughts
and finds no other inspiration.

- Pearl S. Buck


Char said...

I totally disagree with Ms. Pearl on this one...but I love her books.

Lyn said...

Maybe my head was in a different space but I didn't take the living alone literally but rather to mean living in emotional isolation without connection to others. I wasn't thinking romantically. Even the part about answering another heart. That could be in the broader sense as in "community" or humankind. Like I said -- maybe it's the headspace I'm in.

Char said...

maybe so...I wasn't thinking romantically either...just alone as by myself. I am more creative alone than with others...but maybe she did mean totally alone as opposed to sometimes alone.