Something Old, Something New

From Listening to Your Life, a daybook of Frederick Buechner’s work, a resource I have used many times, the passage for January 11:

. . . take out the album of your own life and search it for the people and places you have loved and learned from yourself, and for those moments in the past — many of them half-forgotten — through which you glimpsed, however dimly and fleetingly, the sacredness of your own journey.
          — Frederick Buechner, from the introduction to The Sacred Journey,

From a book on my “getting to know Wyoming” reading list:

He was everything I thought I wanted, wild and sensuous. Funny, too, and a little bit dangerous, with his crooked smile and deep eyes like a calm, dark sea with a dangerous undertow. A woman could lose herself in eyes like those.
    — Karol Griffith
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