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Croneicles Bats in Our Belfries

Bats in Belfries photoMy friend, Ann Winfred, wrote “Bats in Our Belfries”, an inspiration to get rid of clutter. So inspiring that I sit here surrounded with bags and boxes I removed from my family room closet to make room for paintings that are in the garage. Since I spent all day with the closet, I needed a computer break and will finish tomorrow. It’s a project that has called to me for months.

I highly recommend Ann’s Coming of Age Croneicles. Her stories and meanderings (as she calls them) are well-written, profound and often funny, plus she taps into universal feelings. For “Bats in Our Belfries”, she quotes Anais Nin: “If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use. I keep nothing to remind me of the passage of time, deterioration, loss, shriveling.”

Here is the link for “Bats in Our Belfries” http://comingofagecroneicles.com/bats-in-our-belfries/

It’s short and a real gem.

The photo above is from the meandering.


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Anais Nin Quotes

Anais Nin with quote“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.”

“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

“The personal, if it deep enough, becomes universal, mythical, symbolic.”

Anais Nin born February 21, 1903 — January 14, 1977.


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