Like last week, I have quotes from Travelogue of the Interior, by Karen Dabaghian for this week's Sunday Sentence. The book has been amazing, if you didn't see my review, you can read it here. I have never highlighted an ebook as much as this one.
I like this first quote because it kind of speaks to last week's quote about your true voice atrophying after pretending for people for so long. What you feel inside and what you show others outside are sometimes two different things and after suppressing feelings and thoughts for so long, you sometimes can't help but fall apart. Everyone has their moments, but not everyone has reliable friends.
"What do we do when our insides don’t match our outsides? Some of us can pretend for only so long, until the pain begins to weaken our resolve, shatter our courage, our perseverance, our hope. It forces us to be real, to feel and to express those feelings. Our true selves leak out at inopportune times and in awkward places. People who once coveted our companionship now run the other direction, anxious because they don’t know what to do with a person coming apart at the seams."
Ever feel like you are going full tilt at something just because you feel you should? That's the feeling this quote gives me, another good one from Travelogue of the Interior.
"It would take every ounce of courage I could muster to allow God to unmake me and begin from what felt like scratch to form a new person from the ruins. Teeth-clenching courage. The courage that lets you run headlong into ruin, not because you are confident of the outcome but because you would rather die than live a false life."