Stolen Words V13

"Until I feared I would lose it,
I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing."
- Harper Lee


three penises from kiri

"I have wanted to give you
the impossible, the gigantic,
the inhuman."
- Anaïs Nin
(Stolen Words V12)


resolutions in reverse

"When you're finished changing,
you're finished."

-Benjamin Franklin
(Stolen Words v11)

2010 vs 2011
what i'll try not to do this year:

i will not go after what i want.
i will not let my heart take risks.
i will not be strong, i will be fragile.
i will not be alone, i will need people.
i will not rest.
i will not be comfortable.
i will not settle.
i will not move.
i will not burn out.
i will not fade away.
i will not make stories happen, i will let them happen to me.


Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman

stolen words v10

"Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that.
The river does not dry up, we block it.

If we want to allow it its freedom,
we have to allow our ideational lives
to be let loose, to stream,
letting anything come, initially censoring nothing.

That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox.
To create one must be willing to be stone stupid,
to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass
and spill rubies from one’s mouth.

Then the river will flow,
then we can stand in the stream of it raining down." 

- Clarissa Pinkola Estés
(Women Who Run with the Wolves)