The words, written in a letter from Synesius, (Hypatia's student), to Hypatia:
"Time was when I could be useful to my friends, and when you, Hypatia, were wont to call me "Others' Good", as using for the good of others my influence with men in great authority, men whom I made to serve me as so many hands. Now I am left destitute of all, unless you have any power for good. You, and Virtue with you, I count a good indeed, of which none can rob me. For you have, and always will have power, by reason of the wise use you make of your credit."
From Charles Kingsley's "Hypatia"...he also mentions in none of Synesius's letters to her is there any mention of a husband, and the supposed husband's, (Isidore), master, Proclus, was not born until the year after Hypatia died.
I would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that I'm a seeker on the path...where I stand spiritually is, steadfastly, on a path about love.. (Bell Hooks)