Inspiration Monday: Anne Sexton

The Black Art 

A woman who writes feels too much,
those trances and portents!
As if cycles and children and islands
weren’t enough; as if mourners and gossips
and vegetables were never enough.
She thinks she can warm the stars.
A writer is essentially a spy.
Dear love, I am that girl.

~~– Anne Sexton

My journals
My journals

Inspiration Monday: Dani Shapiro

“Deep inside, we are all so much the same — our details might be different, but we are all kind of walking the same internal path. And when I allow myself to be vulnerable, I am allowing myself to connect. I’m allowing people to connect to me.” — Dani Shapiro


Morning Meditation 9.25.15: Ginger


Two cloud-white buds have appeared on the ginger,
tiny fingers pointing to the sky. The butterfly
blossoms emerge slowly, a twin to the pungent
flavor of the roots that melt over the tongue.


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Inspiration Monday: Patti Smith

“We might ask ourselves, what tools do we have? What can we count on? You can count on yourself. Believe me, your self is your best ally. You know who you are, even when sometimes it becomes a little blurry and you make mistakes or seem to be veering off, just go deeper. You know who you are. You know the right thing to do. And when you make a mistake, it’s alright — just as the song goes, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again.” — Patti Smith

Photo via The Current
Photo via The Current