I don?t hate men, she said, giving him a quick glance before returning her attention to keeping her horse in line. I think you?re a bit overrated, butthat?s not hating. Men have ruled women and the world by virtue of their gender for several hundred years. Cream always rises to the top, he replied. This isn?t about cream. It?s about ruling through physical and mental intimidation. We all have strengths and weaknesses. The difference is, most women are willing to discuss both, while most men only want to talk about their strengths.
The worst part is the unknown. The pain of being alone, the loneliness, is familiar. You've dealt with that. You understand it. But loving someone, risking everything, is unknown. There's no way to know how bad it's going to be. You barely survive the pain of being alone, so how can you deal with anything worse? So you don't bother to try.
I'm a librarian in town,' she began. 'You sure about that?'The words popped out before he could stop them. Annabelle raised her eyebrows. 'Fairly. It's my job and so far no one has told me to go away when I show up for work.' he thought, 'I was expecting someone wearing glasses. You know. Because librarians read a lot.' The raised eyebrows turned into a frown. 'You need to get out of the barn more.