qotd: want

Version 2

What we miss—what we lose and what we mourn—isn’t it this that makes us who, deep down, we truly are. To say nothing of what we wanted in life but never got to have.

—Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

qotd: intention

 

Version 3

I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.

—Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams