I stood and stretched. The pine rounds we used for seats offered shortlived comfort. Turning to take in the mountains rising behind the house, I was struck once again by the timelessness of the scene.
Most adolescents eventually travel one of two paths: 1) They tame their fire by tamping it down and learn to bring it out
What helped me through the hurricane was an inner voice coming from a place unknown to me, like the "daemon" of Socrates. For the question, "How can he get over his illness and get well again?" the answer was: "He needs to remember his true self."
We all want those really easy, meaningful, comfortable and deep friendships with no drama, right? Most of us are silently suffering from some form of loneliness as we just keep waiting for those relationships to fall in our laps, the way little girls look for little fairies hovering over flowers.