"we had a power outage a few weeks ago that lasted for eight hours. fortunately, the weather was fine – if you must have a protracted loss of power, i recommend early october...i remember thinking how quiet it was and how peaceful. the lack of sound was pure bliss. i didn’t even know it was something i needed until i came across it."
"it is a source of some amazement and amusement to me that despite our incredible complexity and obscene levels of self-absorption..."
"...part of me is afraid to let go of external judgments. if i don’t have them, how can i be sure that i’m okay?..."
"the neighbourhood girls who live across the street, under five, both of them, tromp through the early morning rain with enthusiasm..."
"you can’t know what you don’t know. i heard this phrase the other day, or read it somewhere, and it has become stuck in my brain. it’s important, i think, and yet i’m having difficulty wrapping my head around it."