• Let us even bid our dearest friends farewell, and defy them, saying, "Who are you? Unhand me: I will be dependent no more." Ah! seest thou not, O brother, that thus we part only to meet again on a higher platform, and only be more each other's, because we are more our own?

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “Self-Reliance, the Over-Soul, and Other Essays”, p.52, Coyote Canyon Press