Friendships are not escapes from loneliness

“We all long for loving community. It enhances life’s joy. But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” —Continue reading “Friendships are not escapes from loneliness”

Thinking about thoughtfulness

For all of my love for things tactile, like real books and real pens, I’ve lost touch in this fast paced culture. I still get Christmas cards from people… and haven’t sent one out myself for years. Well, Christmas is past, but I want to start something up again in my life: I want toContinue reading “Thinking about thoughtfulness”