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    “There is no “supposed to be” in bodies. The question is not size of shape or years of age, or even having two of everything, for some do not. But the wild issue is, does this body feel, does it have right connection to pleasure, to heart, to soul, to the wild? Does it have happiness, joy?”

    Clarissa Pinkola Estés, from  “Women who Run with the Wolves,” c. 1992


    “We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools that are definite and finite. We can analyse the formula that constitutes a symbol, while metaphor is a being-within-itself, it’s a monomial. It falls apart at any attempt of touching it.”

    Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time (via ardora)

    “And now it’s spring, so my ideas are always so nice, sharp, inventive, and the dreams I have are tender; everything is rose-coloured.”

    — Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), from “Poor People” (1846), translated from the Russian by Hugh Aplin

    “ А вот теперь весна, так и мысли всё такие приятные, острые, зате
    ливые, и мечтания приходят нежные; всё в розовом цвете. “