Recently I listened to a Krista Tippet interview of Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest who has worked to develop and foster community for youth who find themselves growing up in gang cultures in Los Angeles. In the interview, Boyle recounts his experiences of teaching many young men to see themselves anew and how their relationships often spark, in him, a feeling of gratitude towards what these young men teach him.
Does this resonate for you? Many of my greatest and most profound teachers are people who never knew they were teaching anyone.
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14th May, 2015
“What is love, for a woman, the same thing as writing. Laugh. Impossible. Flash on the unnameable, woven of abstractions to be torn apart. Let a body finally venture out of its shelter, expose itself in meaning beneath a veil of words. WORD FLESH. From one to the other, eternally, fragmented visions, metaphors of the invisible.” – Julia Kristeva
What does it mean, what could it possibly mean, to write from the heart? What can it mean to write from and for and in the blooming of and in the midst of and in the losing of love? These are the things I have been thinking of.
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30th April, 2015