Sunday, January 13, 2008

Of ships and shoes and cabbages...


I took a short break. Sometimes I have nothing to say. My mind is full of words and conversations and monologues, but I have no inclination to write them down. Even a simple what I did today feels too much or too unimportant or trite. I was a prolific writer once -- I authored a travel book and two novels and translated two books; I wrote several hundred articles for different publications, filled countless notebooks with observations and quotations and odd facts. But as times has gone on, I find I use less words and more images.


I found this in one of my old notebooks: "Learning to love differently is hard, love with the hands wide open, love with the doors banging on their hinges, the cupboard unlocked..." -- Marge Piercy.


8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quote! Thank you for all the time and energy you have spent writing words of wisdom and wonder. Kim G

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  2. Wonderful quote! You are a woman of many talents, Colette, thank you for sharing them with us :) It is always a joy to visit your blog

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  3. Colette, I'm loving these collages. LOVE LOVE xoxo

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  4. The collage is so lovely, as is the quote! xo

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  5. I ran to my quotation book to write that Piercy quote down because it is amazing. Thank you for sharing. I feel the same way some days....you just put it into words.

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  6. What a beautiful quote Colette. Yes, some days I have so much to say, it comes out all at once....and then others~best to be quiet, and listen.
    hugs to you today~diane

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  7. This is lovely. You have a 'cupboard" full of wisdom and good words. :)

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  8. Hello-
    Just found your blog! Wonderful. Thank you for sharing the beautiful work.

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