“Being careful is not as much fun as being friends” Russell Hoban

Feeling all the mischief and play in my friendships and family after the fun weekend and month of May.

“‘Being careful is not as much fun as being friends,’ said Frances. ‘Do you want to be careful, or do you want to be friends?’” from A Bargain for Frances, Russell Hoban

There’s this weird sense of visiting versions of ourself when we’re in different circles and friends. Each with their own experiences of us.

I love this idea that being our underlying self equals being less careful.

Read more in ‘Do You Want to Be Careful, or Do You Want to Be Friends?’ (New York Times)

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