Rapids on the Machias River in downeast Maine. Maine Trail Finder has the photo.
I got a call, all is well in the frozen North (Alaska), quarantine and virus checks all good. Everyone is tested there every 14 days, unheard of where I live.
I hope you all have a wonderful, smoke free, day - it's worth the trip.
When we were acting out, we often treated other people as objects. We chose partners or relationships based on externals: Was she beautiful? Was he handsome? Was the person someone we’d want on our arm at a party? And, of course, the most important criterion: could we possibly act out with this person?
We treated ourselves as objects, too, caring more about how we looked or what people thought of us than what we thought of ourselves. We had no genuine sense of dignity because we were locked in a fantasy world, looking for the perfect experience.
As we recover, we have realized we are not just a body, and our body is not an object. Each of us is a human being with feelings, needs, and a point of view. We deserve to treat ourselves and others with respect, remembering our common dignity as people.
From: Answers in the Heart.
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
― Mark Twain