From The Autobiography:
My list of virtues contain’d at first but twelve; but a Quaker friend having kindly informed me that I was generally thought proud; that my pride show’d itself frequently in conversation; that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any point, but was overbearing, and rather insolent, of which he convinc’d me by mentioning several instances; I determined endeavouring to cure myself, if I could, of this vice or folly among the rest, and I added Humility to my list giving an extensive meaning to the word.
Funny thing is, I know a few Quakers who could use this (F)friendly reminder.
- Unlike in 2010, this is not a “visit.” Rather, I am in the process (admittedly, an extraordinarily challenging one) of moving here so if you are also in the Pacific Northwest by the time I can afford to go out (and if, by then, you still wish to do so), oh yes, you will most certainly be seeing me.
- On any given day, at least five different major aspects of my situation are drastically changed from whenever I might last have reported, so I find it less confusing and stressful to simply wait for a bit of that obfuscating dust to settle before I am meeting with anyone and saying “oh yes, so I/we will be doing this” because right now, it could go so many different ways, and it’s all rather disorienting.
- I am enjoying the hell out of being alone for the first time in decades, which makes me sound like kind of an asshole but there it is.
JUST in time for me to change my voter registration to Oregon ***stares at toes***