“I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.” — Theodore I. Rubin, MD
As Kyran’s Post so charmingly put it, “Provenance: Maggie Mason’s post, begat by Joanna Goddard’s post, begat by Creature Comforts post. Thanks to all for passing these words intact to me. Never break the chain.”
Agreed – only wish I’d said it myself.