Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Literature in the spirit of "One True Lullaby"

The recent warm weather in CT has brought warm thoughts...

In One True Lullaby I write about my desire to feel and communicate honest and clear emotions toward those with whom I engage.  I also explore the courage that commitment requires and the inherent beauty of honest and supportive commitment.  I want to share a few quotes from eloquent writers who have pondered similar themes.

“Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us. Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. Will we grow in self-actualization, or will it destroy us? The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship for good or evil, we will not come out unaffected.”
-Rollo May

"Truth is beauty, beauty truth."
-John Keates

“Some things are only real because they represent what we think. When we learn the truth and think it, the old reality is no longer real to us and loses its hold on us. The truth sets us free.” 
- C. Terry Warner

“Everybody is original, if he tells the truth, if he speaks from himself. But it must be from his *true* self and not from the self he thinks he *should* be. ” 
- Brenda Ueland

Thanks for reading and listening.  Be well.


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