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Thomas Slatin Quote

“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

33 responses to “Thomas Slatin Quote”

  1. 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.

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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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