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The richest girl in town.

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[Sunday, Nov. 7th, 2010|07:22 pm]
The richest girl in town.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off.... They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.

-- Pearl S. Buck

Death is change.

-- 009



The final line of the first graph is now tattooed on my left forearm.

Something else I can't do without besides creating things? Passion. A life without passion isn't a life worth living. Some of us, some of us who have always been quiet-minded, who were called "serious" as children, who've been told they were "old souls" need passion to keep us from falling backwards into the quiet, the seriousness, and drowning in it. Not all the time, but steep peaks of emotion, of joy, of connection remind us that we're alive, because the only promise that death holds is change.
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[User Picture]From: i_dreamed_i_was
2010-11-08 05:38 am (UTC)
This is incredible.
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[User Picture]From: tuckova
2010-11-08 06:32 am (UTC)
I love this quote, if I haven't said so already. It's new to me, but it's so perfect and I love that you're embodying it.
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[User Picture]From: olamina
2010-11-08 11:27 am (UTC)
"Some of us, some of us who have always been quiet-minded, who were called "serious" as children, who've been told they were "old souls" need passion to keep us from falling backwards into the quiet, the seriousness, and drowning in it. "

So true, it spent these past few years figuring this out and you've summed it up so beautifully in one sentence.
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[User Picture]From: rivetpepsquad
2010-11-08 05:53 pm (UTC)
So beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: sparkymonster
2010-11-08 06:51 pm (UTC)
I love that paragraph and the reminder of how important passion is. Thank you
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[User Picture]From: onefastmove
2010-11-08 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yes. Exactly. All of it.

What a beautiful thing to get a tattoo of.
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