My roommate Meghan read this quote to me today by Annie Dillard:
"There is always the temptation in life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for years on end. It is all so self conscience, so apparently moral... But I won't have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous... more extravagant and bright. We are... raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus."
My sentiments exactly. I won't have it.