On Leaving

“There is nothing cowardly about leaving something where there is nothing, to go somewhere where there is something. Someone who leaves a burning town, after he’s done his best to save others from it, is simply prudent. By all means come back later to help in the reconstruction, if that’s an option, but if the town ought to be abandoned, the coward is the one who sits weeping in the smoldering remains, unable to leave the memories of a vanished life.”

The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster (pg. 93)

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