Meditation Mondays: On Waiting Too Long

Revery, c. 1910 (U.S. Library of Congress, public domain).

Revery, c. 1910 (U.S. Library of Congress, public domain).

 

“I’ve since come to believe that the world is populated by multitudes of women sitting at windows, inseparable from their surroundings. I myself spent many hours at a window on the Zattere, waiting for my father’s return, waiting for my life to appear like one of those great ships that came to harbor, broad sails filled with the wind of providence. I didn’t know then that during those fugitive hours beneath the influence of the damp moon, I was already plotting my future in pursuit of the past. I’d grown transparent as the glass through which I peered, dangerously invisible even to myself. It was then I knew I must set my life in motion or I would disappear.”

– Regina O’Melveny, The Book of Madness and Cures

 

 

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