Category Archives: Curl My Toes (who said that?)

Maria Popova on universal human longing #quote #whosaidthat

This: Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. Maria Popova I am not sure if this is a universal human longing. Universal human longings are much more basic: survival. Sex (reproduction… and therefore, survival…). Belonging (which is essential for survival…). But. For those

Maria Popova on universal human longing #quote #whosaidthat

This: Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. Maria Popova I am not sure if this is a universal human longing. Universal human longings are much more basic: survival. Sex (reproduction… and therefore, survival…). Belonging (which is essential for survival…). But. For those

How many crayons do you have? #quote #creativity #workwithwhatyouhave

I’m doing the post-mortem on my last Organized Creative workshop, and pondering what to cut, what to add, and I think I might add this: If you have 12 crayons in your box, use your creativity and resourcefulness to make the best picture you can with those. Don’t spend your time worrying that someone else has 48 or 64 crayons. Laurence G. Boldt The quote is from the very thick

How many crayons do you have? #quote #creativity #workwithwhatyouhave

I’m doing the post-mortem on my last Organized Creative workshop, and pondering what to cut, what to add, and I think I might add this: If you have 12 crayons in your box, use your creativity and resourcefulness to make the best picture you can with those. Don’t spend your time worrying that someone else has 48 or 64 crayons. Laurence G. Boldt The quote is from the very thick

Rumi on work and desire #quote #whosaidthat #sufiwisdom

I have work and dharma and purpose on my mind these days, so here you go: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 BUY TEXT ME, CUPID  

Rumi on work and desire #quote #whosaidthat #sufiwisdom

I have work and dharma and purpose on my mind these days, so here you go: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 BUY TEXT ME, CUPID  

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon? Omar Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon? Omar Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can’t you write a book that isn’t about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren’t there other things in life? Henri de Jouvenal to Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can’t you write a book that isn’t about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren’t there other things in life? Henri de Jouvenal to Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

J. Michael Straczynski on transitions and pain #quote #whosaidthat #transition

Something you probably didn’t know or suspect about me: I’m a huge Babylon 5 fan. The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions,  to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of

J. Michael Straczynski on transitions and pain #quote #whosaidthat #transition

Something you probably didn’t know or suspect about me: I’m a huge Babylon 5 fan. The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions,  to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of

J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions: The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com 💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 💘BUY TEXT ME, CUPID ❤️  

J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions: The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com 💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 💘BUY TEXT ME, CUPID ❤️  

Maria Popova on developing your own barometer of self-worth #quote

Today, this: Develop an inner barometer for your own value. Resist page views and likes and retweets and all those silly-sounding quantification metrics that will be obsolete within the decade. … They can’t tell you who you are and what you’re worth.

Maria Popova on developing your own barometer of self-worth #quote

Today, this: Develop an inner barometer for your own value. Resist page views and likes and retweets and all those silly-sounding quantification metrics that will be obsolete within the decade. … They can’t tell you who you are and what you’re worth.

Georgia O’Keefe is thinking of you and doesn’t that make you feel good? #quote #georgiaokeefe

She’s thinking of you, kitten, and so am I: …when I think of you—I think of you rather often—it is always with the wish—a real wish—that the work is going well—that nothing interferes — Georgia O’Keefe mjanecolette Catch up with

Georgia O’Keefe is thinking of you and doesn’t that make you feel good? #quote #georgiaokeefe

She’s thinking of you, kitten, and so am I: …when I think of you—I think of you rather often—it is always with the wish—a real wish—that the work is going well—that nothing interferes — Georgia O’Keefe mjanecolette Catch up with

Grateful: Doris Lessing on the essentials #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing Grateful to

Grateful: Doris Lessing on the essentials #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing Grateful to

Olga Broumas on roses

How do you feel about thorns? “She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.” // Olga Broumas That’s all for today. mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A

Olga Broumas on roses

How do you feel about thorns? “She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.” // Olga Broumas That’s all for today. mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A

HOT READ: Transcending Fire by Casey Moss #newrelease #excerpt

I have a new-to-me author I want to introduce you to today–Casey Moss. Casey  (I’m stealing shamelessly from her bio; here, I’ll just put quotation marks around it, and so it won’t be plagiarism) “delves into the darker aspects of life

HOT READ: Transcending Fire by Casey Moss #newrelease #excerpt

I have a new-to-me author I want to introduce you to today–Casey Moss. Casey  (I’m stealing shamelessly from her bio; here, I’ll just put quotation marks around it, and so it won’t be plagiarism) “delves into the darker aspects of life

SMOLDERING READ: Symphony Amore #bookreview #erotica #musiclovers

I “found” author Jordan Monroe  (“erotica author, nasty woman, and owner of sexy librarian glasses”) on the cyber-ocean late this summer and there are so many amazing things about her I’d like to tell you—but I think the first and

SMOLDERING READ: Symphony Amore #bookreview #erotica #musiclovers

I “found” author Jordan Monroe  (“erotica author, nasty woman, and owner of sexy librarian glasses”) on the cyber-ocean late this summer and there are so many amazing things about her I’d like to tell you—but I think the first and

Curl my toes, Sarah Waters! #amreading The Paying Guests

Yes, three years after it’s release. Don’t judge me: I’ve been busy. OMFG. Toes curled, tongue taut, fingers trembling, and other more personal parts of me also fully engaged. Sarah. Goddess. Idol. Mentor. I touch my head to your feet,

Curl my toes, Sarah Waters! #amreading The Paying Guests

Yes, three years after it’s release. Don’t judge me: I’ve been busy. OMFG. Toes curled, tongue taut, fingers trembling, and other more personal parts of me also fully engaged. Sarah. Goddess. Idol. Mentor. I touch my head to your feet,

The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi

This was a present to me on my birthday from someone I love, and now I am thrilled to share it with you… The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi They say death of a swan, this beautiful

The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi

This was a present to me on my birthday from someone I love, and now I am thrilled to share it with you… The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi They say death of a swan, this beautiful

My love has sent no letter

I am heart-sick, because… My love has sent no letter for a long time now…I´ve heard no salutations from him, no inquiries, not one word… I´ve written him a hundred times, But that hard’riding King Has sent no emissary back,

My love has sent no letter

I am heart-sick, because… My love has sent no letter for a long time now…I´ve heard no salutations from him, no inquiries, not one word… I´ve written him a hundred times, But that hard’riding King Has sent no emissary back,

Pablo Neruda’s Eleventh: I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair

Someone I love sent this to me earlier this week. And then I sent it to someone I love. And now, I give it to you: Love Sonnet XI / Pablo Neruda I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.

Pablo Neruda’s Eleventh: I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair

Someone I love sent this to me earlier this week. And then I sent it to someone I love. And now, I give it to you: Love Sonnet XI / Pablo Neruda I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.

Rabindranath Tagore on what #memoir really is

“I do not know who has painted the pictures of my life imprinted on my memory. But whoever he is, he is an artist. He does not take up his brush simply to copy everything that happens; he retains or

Rabindranath Tagore on what #memoir really is

“I do not know who has painted the pictures of my life imprinted on my memory. But whoever he is, he is an artist. He does not take up his brush simply to copy everything that happens; he retains or

Soneto XVII by Pablo Neruda

porque te amo mas que amo mi vida… Soneto XVII / Pablo Neruda No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego: te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente,

Soneto XVII by Pablo Neruda

porque te amo mas que amo mi vida… Soneto XVII / Pablo Neruda No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego: te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente,

I’d like to introduce you to Forough Farrokhzad

I’ve “met” a new Iranian poet. Her name is Forough Farrokhzad (1935-1967). Listen: Find out more about here: Forough Farrokhzad & yes, she’s available in translation. I’m reading this one: Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, translated by Sholeh Wolpe. Favourite part from

I’d like to introduce you to Forough Farrokhzad

I’ve “met” a new Iranian poet. Her name is Forough Farrokhzad (1935-1967). Listen: Find out more about here: Forough Farrokhzad & yes, she’s available in translation. I’m reading this one: Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, translated by Sholeh Wolpe. Favourite part from