Soul Mate

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.”

Richard from Texas

Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert

“Good grief,” I thought, “this describes Henry to myself.”

The next few words are more telling, however:

“But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah, too painful.”

Thanks for bursting my bubble, Richard from Texas.  I hate to say it, but you are right. It is painful and hard and requires a stiff upper lip and a certain amount of vodka, or perhaps just excess amounts of icecream.

And then a good run.


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