In Other Words . . .


“Facts can never be understood except in communion with the imagination.”– Parker J Palmerparker-big-laugh


“Writing, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer . . . and on the reader.”

Clarissa Pinkola EstésUnknown


“Does the blind man own his escort? No, neither do we the story: rather it is the story that owns us and directs us.”–Chinua AchebeUnknown-2


“We transcend this world by being able to story it differently.” –David R. Loy, The World is made of StoriesUnknown-3

“Fairy tales, as G. K. Chersterton once said, are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.” ­–Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrorsimages-1





“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” –  Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype


“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it” ~Henry David Thoreauimages-2

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