the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Tag: the river

friday’s tune: a jump in the river


Some times I live in the country
Some times I live in town
Some times I take a great notion
To jump in the river (and drown)

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spilling rubies

“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.”

image: susu laroche
text: Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting The Power Of The Wild Woman

the secret from the river

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere, and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”

~Herman Hesse

text: from a favorite: journal of a nobody
image from here