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A life in threes

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QOTD: Valentine.

“I still believe romantic love is the coolest thing that happens on this planet … But I won’t believe the lies that show up in their absence. I won’t believe there must be something wrong with me. I won’t believe that everyone eventually walks away. I won’t believe the shame of past mistakes. I refuse to focus only on what’s missing.

My heart is working even now. My heart can be a force for good even now. Most of all, I will still participate in loving people and in being loved by other people. This world needs my love. And this world needs your love too.”

– Jamie Tworkowski, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to suck, To Write Love on Her Arms

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Some food for thought from a friend of a friend.

This is not an urban legend!

This quote is from my friend Sean’s dear friend Carol, regarding lessons from the Universe:

Maybe you don’t need more lessons. Maybe you need to get more out of those lessons you’ve already had.

This inspires me…and I think about this every day.

 

Month for Loki, 2: the smallest gifts

“And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain’s peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding.”

— from Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

photo by Jim Sauchyn

QOTD: Life is amazing. And then it is awful.

One of my favorite quotes ❤

QOTD: Defining moments.

“I do not think I’m easy to define. I have a wandering mind. And I’m not anything that you think I am.”

~Syd Barrett

Month for Loki, Day 27: Cartography

We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.

I wish for all this to be marked on my body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography–to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience. All I desired was to walk upon such an earth that had no maps.
~ Michael Ondaatje  (The English Patient)

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I stumbled upon this lovely quote on a friend’s blog today, and he spoke of being inspired by its metaphors.

I was so moved by it as well that I felt the need to share it.

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Month for Loki, Day 14: Lightly

Sometimes, the words will come to me; the words that I need to read, to hear, are found.

These words are not meant for me, but when I stumble upon them, they resonate with me anyway.

Oh yes, that is me – ‘so preposterously serious (these) days’ – and so….

See? I tell you…these words are subtle reminders; good advice for folks like me who allow themselves to drown in their emotions far too often.

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Hail Loki ❤

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