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Woman of a certain age…mom, wife, grandmom, sister, friend, mentor, advisor, perpetual ponderer. “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning difficult” (E.B. White)
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20 thoughts on “Anais Nin And I #2”
sad but true–a lesson we can learn from
I think so too…the idea that we let love languish is worthy of remembering…
we have to feed it and sometimes, sometimes we have to have a poor memory
This is achingly true, an arrow through the heart….
That’s exactly how it felt to me too…xox
Wow, so very true. Just one of those universal truths you know as soon as you read it. Xo
My favorite quote by Anais Nin has always been “And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. I used it as a metaphor to give parents hope when their child was unresponsive to a particular learning strategy or unable/unwilling to grasp a concept. To go from a place of such hope and promise to the depths of sadness and the harsh truth in the words above is, well, painful. I guess the simple lesson is that everything and everyone needs nurturing to grow. On the Homefront and Beyond, above, made it realistically clear with “sometimes we have a poor memory”. That I think is the saddest truth.
I think sometimes our memories are convenient…there are times when it can be a challenge to nurture love, and it takes sheer will to ensure its care…xox
You are so right. Life lesson for sure
Favorite Nin quote: We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.
It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I’m over here, inspired to keep love alive, Mimi.
And you do Vicki – you do.
and sometimes in order to grow, we find that we have to stop doing what we called love…..
Perhaps one of the hardest and most important lessons of all Valerie – thank you.
I always talk so much….I just want to absorb this. Thanks, MiMi.