The past, the future, dwelling there, like space, inseparable together. — Walt Whitman, from “Kosmos,” Leaves of Grass. Originally published: July 4, 1855.
Be good, they said, and so too I was Good until I was not. — Lucie Brock-Broido, from “A Cage Goes in Search of a Bird,” Stay, Illusion: Poems. (Knopf; 1st edition October 15, 2013)
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. — Thich Nhat Hanh