If I Am Loved, I Am Worthy

An Admiralty Pattern anchor

“In the end, life is all about seeking reassurance, she thought, we’re all engaged in looking for some kind of sign that will tell us we’re not really alone.  We want a bond, an anchor that will hold us fast to a landmass of belonging somewhere, of being close to someone, of having something more than the clothes on our backs or the houses we live in or the cars that we drive in.  And in the end we can only gain that reassurance through people.  No matter how we fill our lives with the trappings of a carefree independence, we still want the bond.  Because a vital connection with another human being always carries the potential to act as a viable approbation of the self.  If I am loved, I am worthy.  If I am needed, I am worthy.  If I maintain this relationship in the face of all difficulties, I am somehow whole.”

 

–Elizabeth George, For The Sake Of Elena

 

For David B. (who will always be worthy)

 

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