It’s been a day. My routine was disrupted this morning and I felt all out of sorts. If my morning doesn’t start off well, the rest of the day is usually pretty fucked.
But, I salvaged what I could and I’m ending it on something of a high…though it might have something to do with the scrumptious Whole Earth Chocolate & Hazelnut Peanut Butter I’ve been slathering on rice cakes and scarfing. (If you’re in the UK, it’s on offer in ASDA. It’s sweetened with dates instead of sugar so it’s not super sweet AND it’s vegan friendly.) I’ll probably have to post a picture of the jar at some point because it has a gorgeous, typisk Skandinavisk picture of trees on the label. Yes, I’m easily pleased.
“When you claim your worth by reclaiming your time, that is self-love. When you no longer take responsibility for cleaning up others’ messes, that is also self-love. When you treat yourself as you’d most like to be treated, even if that makes you unavailable or inconvenient, new contracts are made. Define and name all the ways that love exists: as a practice, in tangible ways, through relationships, and with spirit. Write down what compromises your self-esteem and burn it. Vow to never abandon yourself again.”Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
I was over on Haute Macabre (one of my favourite blogs to haunt) reading the Virgo entry in Sarah’s Tarotscopes and the section you’ve just read was so impactful and so enlightening. I had to share it, in the instance another Virgo may be reading this post, and also to encourage everyone who comes here to take a journey to Haute Macabre and look at the entry written for their sign.
“A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”Thomas Mann
Has anything truer ever been written? I think not. These words have been getting me through the past week, as I’ve been facing struggles of epic proportions with getting poems on the page.
“Your life is what you pay attention to.”Catherine Price
A line I’ve been referring to when I’ve found my focus drifting this past week. At moments, when I should have been writing about Sedna, the Arctic goddess of the sea, I found myself opening Google to look for random, unrelated things such as where did the saying ‘as the crow flies’ come from?
“To write a character, you have to put on their shoes, and think about walking differently.”Sita Brahmachari
Some solid writing advice I found in an interview in Mslexia.
What I’m Listening To / Raivo from Kauan’s forthcoming album Ice Fleet.
What I’m Reading / The Future Of Ice: A Journey Into Cold by Gretel Ehrlich
What I’m Watching / Angry Inuk
Current Blog Obsession / My friend, the multi-talented S. Elizabeth (I wrote about her book The Art Of The Occult here) is making me extremely happy by publishing posts every day over on her exceptional blog Unquiet Things. Go and read! Take some tea with you and perhaps some snacks, you might find yourself there for a while.