"A cultivated woman, a woman of breeding and intelligence, can enrich a man's life immeasurably. I have those things to offer and time doesn't take them away. Physical beauty is a passing transitory possession but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart, I have all those things."
"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them."
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ~ Louise Erdich, The Painted Drum
"The wildish one wants to fight for you. She wants to spill her medicine into you. She wants to sing over your bones. The wild women will conjure great storms for you, she will churn the earth beneath your feet and reveal treasures you have walked over, unnoticed, again and again."
If you like what you see, I would love for you to answer these questions:
1. Have you ever backpacked alone through a foreign country?
2. Do you like scary movies?
3. If you could, would you suss it all and live on a boat?
They may look random, but they are not :)
I would love to see what fun activity you suggest! I'd like to meet a nice guy to get to know and see where it goes from there. If nothing else, maybe we will both end up with a new friend. :) I don't know if it is idealism, stubbornness or stupidity, but I will keep holding out for my perfect story book ending.