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A most beautiful door.

stop hitting yourself

ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi: Brent Lynch ‘'Burning Arbutus'

Jan Mankes ~ Row of Trees, 1915

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle❤️☀️

"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" — Anne Lamott

"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape." ~Bell Hooks

Masao Yamamoto, Goal.

Hedda Bolgar, age 103..."With age, we get independence, learn how better to understand ourselves and become less anxious."

softpyramid: Bing WrightBroken Mirror/Evening Sky (E6), 2012Archival Inkjet PrintEdition of 370 3/4 x 56 1/4 inches

We have many shelves of poetry at home, but still, it takes an effort to step out of the daily narrative of existence, draw that neglected cloak of stillness around you—and concentrate, if only for 3 or 4 minutes. Perhaps the greatest reading pleasure has an element of self-annihilation. To be so engrossed that you barely know you exist. What is it precisely, that feeling of ‘returning’ from a poem? Something is lighter, softer, larger—then it fades, but never completely. Ian McEwan, NY Times

Kiki Smith: "Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision."


The spirit

Anne Lamott on Making time for your creative spirit