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If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. When I don't write, I feel my world shrinking. I feel I am in a prison. I feel I lose my fire and my color. It should be a necessity, as the sea needs to heave, and I call it breathing.--Anais Nin

"...the unicorn frees a caged harpy. The harpy is hideous and menacing, an uglier version of a vulture, and it’s understood that she will most likely kill any creature nearby once freed. But the unicorn releases her because, as the harpy tells her,
“we are sisters, you and I.” So there is no choice."--Charlotte



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Be patient with everyone but above all with yourself.
Don't be disheartened by your imperfections.
There is no better way of attaining the spiritual life than continually beginning again.
How are we to be patient with our neighbor's faults if we are impatient with our own?
-St. Frances de Sales

trait snapshot (from some online test):
messy, disorganized, not rule conscious, rebellious, rash, weird,
ambivalent about chaos, likes bizarre things, anti-authority,
not good at saving money, not a perfectionist, leaves many things unfinished,
low self control, strange, desires more attention, romantic daydreamer,
abstract, impractical, unproductive, leisurely, likes the unknown.

Traveller, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
-Machado

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life--and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
--Georgia O'Keefe

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
If you try it, you will be lonely often and sometimes frightened.
But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
-Aldous Huxley

I am not an angry girl
but it seems like I've got everyone fooled
every time I say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear
and imagine you're a girl
just trying to finally come clean
knowing full well they'd prefer you
were dirty and smiling~
-Ani DiFranco

Seek to do brave and lovely things that are left undone by the majority of people.
Give gifts of love and peace to those whom others pass by.
-Paramahansa Yogananda

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
-Teresa of Avila

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
-Julian of Norwich

when it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
-Mary Oliver

Some days you go to work, and it's just a job. You're pretty and you're pretty, and then it's pay day.
Then there are days like today, days where you know you're doing something good.
Days where you know you're the thin pretty line.
--Wennykins

At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare.
It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
--Czeslaw Milosz

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath
-Regina Spektor

Mindful

Every day
I see or hear
something
that more or less

kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,

to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help

but grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?
-Mary Oliver

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
-Tuli Kupferberg

Searching for God is the first thing and the last, but in between such trouble, and such pain.
-Jane Kenyon
actually being honest, adornment & embellishment, all the colors, almond anything, always ani, always peter gabriel, angry sex, appreciating reality, architectural details, beautiful sexy bras, being a curvy woman, being loud sometimes, being so pretty, black & white photography, books that transport me, breakfast in a restaurant, celtic christianity, cleansing tears, collecting rocks and shells, commencement bay, communion, community, connection, cooking with friends, coziness, curiosity is necessary, dancing til i'm sweaty, dark chocolate, david whyte, documentaries, doodling, edible-smelling lotion, emotional painting, expectancy, exploring, feeling tall, finding home, foot rubs, frederick buechner, generous-heartedness, getting stronger, grieving well, having anything stroked, hearing god, helene cixous, hiking with bridget, hope, i love the stars, in it for thelonghaul, infp, intuition, jacqueline berger, kexp online, knowing who i am, korean body scrubs, laughing 'til i cry, lazy days, learning contentment, letting myself be loved, liturgy, living here now, living sensuously, love me some sufjan, lust lab, lynda barry, maidenform boyshort underwear, making lj icons, marilyn, mary oliver, massages, mewithoutyou, more gratitude, mountains all around me, my holyground discovery park, new music, new places, new wave eighties music, nicole hollander, not having chin hairs, not today she said, noticing beauty, one tiny human, otr & hem, paper stores, parks and gardens, passionate living, pedicures, piercings and tattoos, poets all the poets, psychoanalysis, rain at night, raising my hands, real hugs, redemption, remembering, rest for my soul, rilke, roses that smell good, san francisco, saying hello first, seduction and surrender, self-compassion, sexy dancing, sexy delicious perfume, shared humanity, shiny things, showing a little kindness, silence and solitude, singing in the car, sleeping naked, smart angry sexy music, smelling the ocean, so much gratitude, soft rainy days, soft sheets, soft skin, sound of running water, southern accents and cooking, steamy hot baths, stories about time travel, strength and tenderness, swimming in warm water, talking about everything, tanya davis, telling the truth, the *idea* of florida, the blue ridge parkway, the glory of god, the mexican place nextdoor, the possibilities of travel, the public library, the sf japanese bathhouse, the variousness of people, the way men smell, thinking about dreams, tqi diet, trader joe's, trusting my heart, u2 for 30 years, unexpected sunshine, walking not driving, warmth, watching babies be born, waterfalls even manmade ones, wearing flip-flops all summer, wide open spaces, wild windy days, words, worship, ♥ing my body

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