“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” – from Contact
It was cold and rainy this morning in Oxford, which is perfect for a bit of reflective journal writing. Tucked beneath the front cover of my journal are a few cards that friends and family had given me before I left on my trip. I came across one from my good friend Rachael who included a quote from the movie Contact (I have not read the book by Carl Sagan, yet).
As it is one of my favorite quotes, it frequently pops into my thoughts. However, I hadn’t thought about it since before writing my blog post about my last week in Annecy, France. Maybe I was subconsciously referencing it while I wrote, but nonetheless the quote is quite appropriate and always relevant.