Thoughts from Anais Nin
“I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.”
I love Anais Nin. The last few days have been very challenging for me. Richard has been stretching me, helping me grow, and it can be hard. Here are some quotes that are helping me stay focused.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
And for my new best guy friend: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
And for Megan, who I miss so much, and Chantal, who is helping me grow and making it fun: “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not possibly born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”