“Don’t wish me happiness
I don’t expect to be happy all the time…
It’s gotton beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A void

“Under the influence of various vague emotions, an awareness of life passing by, a desire for novelty, she’d forced herself to reach a certain point, to look beyond it – and there she glimpsed not even an abyss, but a void…or formless chaos.”


– Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Children