Found this definition of PASSION in a novel that rivaled Sherlock Holmes entitled File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau, a French novelist.

“Passion subsists upon itself and in itself; and the very things which ought to extinguish it, absence and obstacles, only make it burn more fiercely. It is exclusive and undisturbed; reflects neither of the past nor of the future; excepting the present, it sees and cares for nothing.”

Here is another Touchstones by Kate Schrader Shawgo:

“We hear words with the head. We listen for meaning with the heart. Anybody can hear. It takes full attention to listen.”

Hugh Simpson

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