“Ideals and opportunities and social theorizing are just fine, but if you must understand only one thing, it is this: a warm hand and words whispered into the ear are what we want. Paths that can be seen and followed and walked upon are what we most need.
“And in the end, the thing that feeds us, no matter how tenuous, is what we will reach for.”
This excerpt is from Ghostbread, a memoir by Sonja Livingston. University of Georgia Press, 239 pages