Over and over we lose this sense of feeling we are wholly in our skins by means already named as well as through extended duress. Those who toil too long without respite are also at risk. The soulskin vanishes when we are not paying attention to what we are really doing and particularly the cost to us.
Disillusioned, I was disenchanted
Forgot the love that had been implanted
Heard the lies and I felt the cold
It broke my heart and I lost control
– Depeche Mode
The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without: to follow one’s own path, not that of the crowd.
– Nicholas Tharcher
When the planets align, we are unstoppable.
“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”
“When did you feel your most euphoric kiss? Was I the source of your greatest bliss?”
“We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”
“They cannot hurt you; their active participation, the enthusiasm in their willingness to try, proves their natural affinity and disposition to ruin, chaos, and sabotage.”
-Justin K. McFarlane Beau
“I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.”
– Douglas Pagels