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Thomas Slatin Quote

  • April 30, 2020

“It came upon me like a ghost in the night, scary at first then comforting, much like the feeling of a thousand hugs when suddenly I realized, I belong. I thought of a scream, but instead slowly whispered to myself, I belong, followed by a single tear of joy which slowly ran down my cheek, a feeling of calm. Calm. Belong.” —Thomas Slatin, Belong

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33 Comments on Thomas Slatin Quote

  • Wilson Jake says:
    May 13, 2020 at 9:19 AM

    We all fears the uncertainty, that’s why the fear of the Covid 19 is more than the virus itself. Lovely quote Thomas

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  • Ness says:
    May 13, 2020 at 6:21 AM

    I felt every single word. We are all scared of the uncertainties of being accepted and we all crave for that feeling of belongingness. Makes me realize how nice it is to feel that you exist, for something or for someone. Looking forward on the completion of your piece! I’m sure it’ll be wonderful. 🙂

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  • Janine Bocateja says:
    May 13, 2020 at 5:39 AM

    As the saying goes, ” a flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it, it just blooms” . To be calm is the highest achievement of the self. Happy for you.

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  • conrad pranze villas says:
    May 13, 2020 at 4:51 AM

    armor that have dents means you have been to many battles. keep it up, we are on your side.

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  • Alex says:
    May 13, 2020 at 4:51 AM

    This describes what we all feel when we are faced with something new or unknown. It can be scary but we will never know unless we try. Just because you do not like something at first does not mean you cannot learn to.

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  • conrad pranze villas says:
    May 13, 2020 at 4:49 AM

    armors that have dents means you have been to many battles. it only shows how strong humans can really be once we focus on the things that must be done.

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  • Clarissa says:
    May 13, 2020 at 4:43 AM

    You have lot of words running through your mind and you’re making use of it. Very talented to compose powerful quotation. Great work.

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  • vikram parmar says:
    May 13, 2020 at 4:20 AM

    One can get the feeling of not being accepted. You can feel not being loved by anyone.

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  • Rosalie says:
    May 13, 2020 at 3:23 AM

    A nice and meaningful piece. I wish I could write one too. That feeling belonging and calm makes me feel great. Thank you for sharing it to everyone.

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  • Rosalie says:
    May 13, 2020 at 3:16 AM

    I thought it was just a simple quote but it was a brilliant one. When I started to read, it went so well. I wish I could write beautiful and meaningful piece too.

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  • brainedet says:
    May 13, 2020 at 3:13 AM

    This is inspiring, fears will always be there but we should count it all joy. The quote is on point.

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  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    May 13, 2020 at 2:59 AM

    Nice and brilliant quote. This is small but meaningful piece.

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  • jolly555 says:
    May 13, 2020 at 12:19 AM

    It always end in tears of joy when we realize that those scary things makes up a lot stronger. This is so lovely.

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  • Glad says:
    May 13, 2020 at 12:19 AM

    Nice piece, there are times that one may have that feeling of not being loved or accepted even when you try. But when there is an inner conviction, you realise who you are and know that you can always belong… stand out.

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  • Mery Castle says:
    May 12, 2020 at 11:36 PM

    This thought gives us strength, to master our own fears.

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  • Sylvia says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:32 PM

    The message here is that we should embrace our fears. Running away from them never solves anything.

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    • Richard (Dick) Woodhouse says:
      May 12, 2020 at 11:09 PM

      I like that~ and his message ( and his brilliant mind) say so much more.

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  • Storm says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:31 PM

    At first I thought it was something scary. I’m happy to see it ends well.

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  • Anderson says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    This would make a good premise for a novel. I am already hooked on it.

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  • Shantel says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:28 PM

    This is simply beautiful Tom! Thanks a lot for sharing it 🙂

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  • Louis says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    I am left in a state of suspense. I wish I could read the rest of it.

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  • Teddy says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Amazing how fear can be turned to joy. The quote is very powerful.

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  • Daphne says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:36 PM

    A strong call to belong. This really strikes home for me.

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  • Oliver says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    The language and prose is very flowery. You are very much talented.

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  • Patricia says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    I am loving the Belong series quotes. I can’t wait to see more of them.

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  • Meg W says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Very descriptive and well written. This is great work.

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  • Roy says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    You have a way of using words that is really impressive. I look forward to even more!

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  • Danielle M says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:06 PM

    Beautiful piece, it is very descriptive and touching.. I wish I could write like that.

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  • Mary Ruffcorn Bixby says:
    May 11, 2020 at 3:53 PM

    Oh my gosh, that made me cry! It was beautiful. What a wonderful feeling to feel you belong and the calming effect. Some day I hope to have the same feeling of belonging and calm. Thomas, you are so gifted. Take care.

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    • Thomas Slatin says:
      May 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM

      Thank you so very much, Mary! This is a small excerpt from a much longer piece that I’m currently working on.

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  • Melissa Goldengates says:
    May 11, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    ♥️

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  • Dick Woodhouse says:
    May 11, 2020 at 7:42 AM

    Beautiful.

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    • Thomas Slatin says:
      May 11, 2020 at 10:52 AM

      Thank you so much, Dick! You were always one of my childhood heroes. I wanted to let you know this for the longest time.

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