“Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet.
We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard’s education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of available power, but to use well the kind you’ve been granted. Introverts are offered keys to private gardens full of riches.”
Susan Cain, Quiet
I’m in a finishing phase …
- Finished reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior
- Finished reading my friend Rachel Machacek’s hilarious The Science of Single: One Woman’s Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding Love
- Finished reading Marie Howe’s beautiful poetry collection, What the Living Do
- Finished reading Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking