Frankenstein
June 22, 2014, 9:26 pm
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“It seemed to me as if nothing would or could ever be known. All that had so long engaged my attention suddenly grew despicable.”

“Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.”

-Mary Shelley

(reading this for the first time, alongside one of my seniors for British Literature)



Anne Lamott
June 21, 2014, 10:46 pm
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“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.”



Hold Me Tight
June 21, 2014, 10:16 pm
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“The world of therapy has been obsessed with maintaining boundaries in recent years. I say our problem is just the opposite—we’re all cut off from each other.

If you watch two people in love, they touch each other all the time. If you watch two people finding their way back into a love relationship, after falling into demon dialogues, they touch each other more, too. They literally reach for each other; it’s a tangible sign of their desire for connection.”

Psychology Today article, “Hold Me Tight”



quotes to inspire
June 16, 2014, 8:43 pm
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/doree/quotes-about-writing



newish things
June 10, 2014, 8:17 pm
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i wrote this stream of consciousness one year ago, tucked it away, and decided that i wasn’t going to touch it until yesterday. i left it alone for one year. ONE YEAR. i never leave anything alone.

 

hold your arms down
in case you feel like flying.

there’s nothing wrong
with floating, but flying

is dangerous. those clouds
will kill you and i know you’re

easily tempted. don’t raise
your arms because you could die

like that. and no one wants you.
i mean, no one wants you to suffer.

 

free

 



June 8, 2014, 12:13 am
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Love Advice To My Younger Self
June 4, 2014, 5:54 pm
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