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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Every now and again I read something and the words speak to me - they literally pull me out of myself and demand that I awaken from my subconscious-mind and take them in.

These kinds of words are like water, replenishing my internal reserves, fighting against any famine that I may find myself in.

These kinds of words are meaningless on their own, but when strung together, they leap out and embrace me urging me to remember why I'm here and what I'm trying to do.

Words have always had that effect on me, and these are no different:

"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. The most you can do is live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides." - Barbara Kingsolver


stephanie said...

I don't know why but that quote gave me goosebumps!!
I love it!

Lianna said...

Barbara Kingsolver is a wonderfully intuitive poet in her writings, I find. It's a great quote!

Loren Stow said...

I completely agree Lianna! I just LOVE Barbara Kingsolver's style of writing - it is so ethereal. I'm reading Animal Vegetable Miracle for the third time at the moment! :)