"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Wednesday

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Lucie wanted to know which was the book I was standing by on the front page of Plumpiemousie.
It's "Women who run with the wolves".
C.Pinkola Estes is a poet, a Jungian psychoanalyst and the keeper of many stories...
This book changed many things in my life...I found it a day I was very depressed...I was caught by the stories immediately...I needed several months to read it...You must take your time...Read, think, live, reread...
It's a book you must have near you, in your bag, near your bed...A book you're are going to turn and turn, and write on, and put post-its on...It may not look beautiful, but the older it gets the lighter you feel...you'll realize through all the stories, you aren't alone...You belong to the woman-family...and women have so many things in common, whatever their lives have been...
You'll discover things about yourself, what hurt you, what made you be what you are...and may be one day you'll start accepting yourself...
"I once dreamt I was telling stories and felt someone patting my foot in encouragement. I looked down and saw that I was standing on the shoulders of an old woman who was steadying my ankles and smiling up at me.
I said to her, "No, no, come stand on my shoulders for you're old and I'm young".
"No, no", she insisted, "this is the way it is supposed to be."
I saw that she stood on the shoulders of a woman far older than she, who stood on the shoulders of ....
I believed the old dream-woman about the way it was supposed to be. The nurture for telling stories comes from the might and endowments of my people who have gone before me...
.....If there is a single source of story and the numen of the story, this long chain of humans it is."

1 comment:

tammy vitale said...

OH! "the older it gets the lighter you feel" OHOHOHOH!!!!

*YES*

oh thank you.