Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Anais Nin

Today is the birthday of Anais Nin. She was a diarist, a Jungian, a writer, and a good friend and lover of Henry Miller. She lived a long time in New York, and after her diaries were published in the 70's, she added a voice to the feminist movement.
To read her diaries is to understand validating the effort of going inward to know the self. I have always admired her commitment to her own voice. She didn't wonder if it was worth her time, and this is a powerful lesson for anyone working in art journaling.
To spend our lives exploring our own mystery might not make sense to a world focused on making money, but to the Spirit, we are doing magnificent work that helps everyone.
Let's remember this today on Anais' birthday.

"Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous." -Anais Nin

"I will always be the virgin-prositute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman." --Anais Nin



  1. What a beautiful, inspiring post! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Much Love

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