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“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
Anais Nin



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Anais Nin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin


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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Anais Nin

Native American Art


I am ‘tasting life twice in the moment and in retrospect’ only because you, dear reader, lend your interest to me.  What a gift it is you are giving me through your reading!  It is with much gratitude that I greet you today, or on any day you may look at, review, like, comment on, critique, or dislike any of my writings.  Thank you for making me feel like my posts matter.

I look very much forward to finding you here latest this Sunday for my weekly reflections. In the meantime, may you have everything of delight in your life.

Disclaimer: I mean no offense to Native American Art or the symbolism that may be hidden in the image of my adoption here.  Please do note the multiple opened hands behind the figure in the front – as if they are lending a support forward.  What this art means to me is symbolic of how I feel about my readers: Supporting me in what I do in terms of my writing attempts. No other comparison whatsoever is intended.


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NaPoWriMo Challenge: Day 20

“We write to taste life twice,”

Anais Nin said.

I, not even once.


Drowned in unknowns,





Black and white.


Self-pity left.

Grey appeared

amid a rainbow bouquet

donned in scents galore

in the arms of human laughter.

Joy overcame sorrow.

For now.









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Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), with thanks to “The Underground Poet’s Society, Inc.”

We write to taste life twice.

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