Andres Dubus reflects:

“Between isolation and harmony, there is not always a vast distance. Sometimes it is a distance that can be traversed in a moment, by choosing to focus on the essence of what is occurring, rather than on its exterior: its difficulty or beauty, its demands or joy, peace or grief, passion or humor. This is not a matter of courage or discipline or will; it is a receptive condition…”

– “Sacraments”, excerpted from Meditations from a Movable Chair [buy | borrow]

c Jeff Kopito