Take a walk

Take a walk

Sundial

Sundial

“Do you know what that is, sweet pea? To be humble? The word comes from the Latin words humilis and humus. To be down low. To be of the earth. To be on the ground. That’s where I went when I wrote the last word of my first book. Straight onto the cool tile floor to weep. I sobbed and I wailed and I laughed through my tears. I didn’t get up for half an hour. I was too happy and grateful to stand. I had turned 35 a few weeks before. I was two months pregnant with my first child. I didn’t know if people would think my book was good or bad or horrible or beautiful and I didn’t care. I only knew I no longer had two hearts beating in my chest. I’d pulled one out with my own bare hands. I’d suffered. I’d given it everything I had.

[…]

the best possible thing you can do is get your ass down onto the floor. Write so blazingly good that you can’t be framed. Nobody is going to give you permission to write about your vagina, hon. Nobody is going to give you a thing. You have to give it yourself. You have to tell us what you have to say.

[…]

I want to know what you have inside you. I want to see the contours of your second beating heart.

So write, Elissa Bassist. Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherfucker.”

“We look for these things to fill an inner emptiness. They may bring a brief satisfaction, but it never lasts, and it is never enough. And so we crave more. This paradox has a word in Sanskrit: upadana, which refers to the cycle of craving and grasping.”

From this week’s NYTimes Sunday Review. 

Current focus: be content with myself and let go of the craving and grasping. 

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vwcampervan-aldridge:

Bright red poppies grow in a field of Yellow Oilseed, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England
All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

vwcampervan-aldridge:

Bright red poppies grow in a field of Yellow Oilseed, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, England

All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

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Sky

Sky

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Cemetery and mountains

Cemetery and mountains

lostsplendor:

"The Unification of London: The Need and the Remedy”by John Leighton, London c. 1895 via The British Library

lostsplendor:

"The Unification of London: The Need and the Remedy”by John Leighton, London c. 1895 via The British Library