I keep a sachet of your smells in the corner of my mouth.
Religion is a process of turning your skull into a tabernacle,
not of going up to Jerusalem once a year.
Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.
David Whyte, The House of Belonging
There is something terribly radical about believing that one’s own experience and images are important enough to speak about, much less to write about and to perform.
We write books to change the world; you read them to imagine a change.
There will never be
but there can be
more love than
before we got here
and more peace
we stayed here.
David Richo, Everyday Commitments
Elizabeth creates 3-D art and photographs with eggshells because their fragility and strength parallel the human condition.
Poetry doesn’t exist to give you prose. It’s this other thing. It is something that has to do with the sound of words, the sound of letters, the spaces between words, letters, how words connect to the mind and to the throat at the same time.
A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.