September 13, 2012 § 35 Comments
We yearn for private intimacy even though it’s emotionally risky. We yearn for private intimacy even when we suck at it. We yearn for private intimacy even when its illegal for us to love the person we love. We yearn for private intimacy even when we are told that we should yearn for something else, something finer, something nobler. We just keep on yearning for private intimacy, for our own deeply personal set of reasons. Nobody has been able to completely sort out that mystery, and nobody has ever been able to stop us from wanting it.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed.