Bonus Post: A good quote

I don’t consider myself to be a cynic, but the notion of a soulmate has always bugged me. I just don’t believe that there is ONE person out there for everyone – I think location, time, and circumstance all contribute to who we fall in love with. So when I read this quote today from Belinda Luscombe, her definition of a soulmate is definitely something I can live with:

We don’t find soulmates, like some fantastic shell on the beach. We become them. And as we do, the other person becomes ours. One of us is the waves and the other is the sand, and together we make the beach, changing the shape and passage of the other and maybe even bringing some amazing conches to the surface alongside the seaweed and knotted fishing wire.

We become the soulmates we need for each other.

One of us is waves and the other is sand, and together we make the beach. I just love that.

You can find Belinda Luscombe’s book here.

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5 thoughts on “Bonus Post: A good quote

  1. I purchased this book from audible this morning. (I am not sure if I will like it, but they have a return option, so if I don’t, then I will just return it. That option has allowed me to try different things.)

    And yes, I have returned – Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
    Book by Brad Ricca. I tried three times and just could not get in to it. But every time I read a synopsis, I swear it is something I would/should love.

    I realized almost everything I have listened to this year (books and podcasts) has been nonfiction.

    I went thru all of Gretchen Rubin’s again. I did Marie C and also the Swedish Death cleaning one. Then I did Gretchen and Elizabeth’s book club selections (Inheritance and Small Fry) which were excellent. I love their take on book club – assign book, everybody reads, they interview the author.

    I think I might like to find a podcast that does some type of similar book review thing. (I sort of outgrew the book group’s in town that I used to love.)

  2. I am not a fan of the notion of soulmates either! I like that quote, because I agree. Over time, and with shared experiences, you become that. You don’t just stumble onto a pre-formed soulmate, ha ha.

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