“Will, I think you’re too brave to be a runaway.”
That wasn’t what Will had expected. She said, “I — what?”
“It is real life that takes the real courage, little wildcat. School is very difficult. But that’s because it takes toughness and patience. It’s what life is, my love. Although life is very beautiful, it is also very difficult.”
—Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, Katherine Rundell
In a season where every part of my life is requiring a lot of courage (see also: moving, new job, grief, other changes and transitions), these lines of Rundell’s resonated deeply. I’m posting them here as a reminder to myself, and to you, in case you need them too.