BEAUTIFUL WORDS I’VE READ LATELY | 03

Posted: July 9, 2019 by Rachel

Hanging On To A Home Stretching its long legs and shaking the sleep from its eyes, our home decided to move. This of course surprised us. You jumped out of bed and ran to hold shut the rattling cupboards. I went around collecting the paintings from the walls and stacked in safe layers the history of our bad taste. As the landscape changed, we watched the prairie give way to skyline to skyline to skyline as our home sprinted from one city to another. Trinkets from a dozen travels vanished. Shelves toppled over. Books-I-promised-to-read flew out windows and doors. We…

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words to live by

Posted: May 24, 2019

What Has Always Been Again I resume the longlesson: how small a thingcan be pleasing, how littlein this hard world it takesto satisfy the mindand bring it to its rest. What more did Ithink I wanted? Here iswhat has always been.Here is what will alwaysbe. — Wendell Berry (via)

Words to live by

Posted: April 28, 2017

“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.” Anne Lamott

BEAUTIFUL WORDS I’VE READ LATELY | 02

Posted: January 12, 2017

Some days, you botch things up a bit. You have a few misteps. Missed steps. Some days, you do a few things right, but one thing you did not quite so right, [even if you weren’t exactly wrong, it just didn’t feel right] sticks to the roof of your mouth, and nothing else tastes the way it might have the rest of the day if you had not had that one bad spoonfull. Some days, all you have, at the end of the day, to show or to tell, are two pictures, that you think look nice together. Some days,…

BEAUTIFUL WORDS I’VE READ LATELY

Posted: December 19, 2016

You say you love me with your shot of whiskey you say I’m the one with your glass of champagne but then you don’t say a word with your cup of coffee – Rania Naim ++ i do not want to have you to fill the empty parts of me i want to be full on my own i want to be so complete i could light a whole city and then i want to have you cause the two of us combined could set it on fire – Rupi Kaur ++ Let’s reveal and revel and rebel in our…

words to live by

Posted: November 4, 2015

“We need to move away from this constant need of coming across as calm, cool and collected. We weren’t built to be calm, cool, and collected. If we were, it wouldn’t feel so exhausted all the time. It would, you know, come naturally to us. You know what comes naturally to human beings though? Being open, being messy, being raw, being unfiltered, having lots of feelings. Why should we have to stifle our true nature? Let’s go after the things we want, let’s love each other brutally and honestly, and not worry about the consequences. Let’s release the feelings inside…

words to live by

Posted: September 12, 2015

“I think of writing simply in terms of pleasure. It’s the most important thing in my life: making things. Much as I love my husband and children, I love them only because I am the person who makes these things. And because that person does that all the time, that person is able to love all these people.” – A.S. Byatt