excerpt | your art

your art
is not about how many people
like your work
your art
is about
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it's about how honest
you are with yourself
and you
must never
trade honesty
for relatability

Kaur, R. (2014) Milk and Honey

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excerpt | e. e. cummings

The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well,
the poor wanting to be rich,
and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'

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excerpt | edna o'brien

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.

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excerpt | the words

I don't want the words to be naked the way they are in faxes or in the computer. I want them to be covered by an envelope that you have to rip open in order to get at. I want there to be a waiting time - a pause between the writing and the reading. I want us to be careful about what we say to each other. I want the miles between us to be real and long. This will be our law - that we write our dailiness and our suffering very, very carefully.

Hustvedt, S. (2002) What I loved

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except | weightless

Which means that in the end there are certain things you can take with you when you flee, things that have no weight, such as music.

Erpenbeck, J. (2008) Heimsuchung

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