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“Beauty is worth saving. An impractical, beautiful dirt road with a shading canopy can nourish a person’s mind and spirit, and people who are fed by the lovely aspects around them enrich the life of any town.”

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source: “Country Road,” in Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2010), 124.

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“Worries are easier to bear with soup than without it.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 137.

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notes: Yiddish translation: Tsores mit yoich iz gringer tsu fartrogen vi tsores on yoich.

“Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially ‘on,’ we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing…For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.”

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source: “Caring for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group,” The Atlantic, March 2003.

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