The Miscellany of Stewart McCoy

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“Life is punctuated by these in-between times. They’re surreal, fast-paced, full of new faces and places. The in-between times are challenging and cause us to grow. You learn who you are and what will define you for major stretches of your life.”

– From a post I wrote back in 2010.

“Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free.”

Christopher Knight aka The Last Hermit, who lived in complete solitude for 27 years in the woods of Maine.

Read the whole story — I really loved it.

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“I knew after the first date that he was special and after the second one I wanted it to go on forever. I liked everything about him.”

– My grandmother about falling in love and choosing to marry my grandfather, in a letter dated August 20, 2014.

“It took a few hours, and a second press conference, for Jackson to acknowledge that Wilson hadn’t stopped Brown because he thought he was a robber but because Brown was walking in the street and not, as Wilson believed he should, on the sidewalk.”