Monthly Archives: November 2009

go so far away

Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out along under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out why you’re here. Believe in kissing.

—Eve Ensler, from I Am an Emotional Creature