Pretending

Child, you cannot escape your grief. You can try to drown it in distractions, numb it with your vices or even pretend it isn’t there at all. Sooner or later, it will spring back out of its hiding place and demand you stand and face it. Beau Taplin, Poet & Author

Slow Time

… you are marooned on unsure ground. Something within you has closed down; and you cannot push yourself back to life. John O’Donohue

A Small Quiet Room

Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. Cheryl Strayed

Just Listen

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama

When I Write …

It’s not what you produce as you write that’s important, it’s who you become as you write that’s important. Louise deSalvo

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