Danke Mutti for a pile of author interview links today. First I just LOVE what the Obama Foundation is generating, culturally:: intelligence, thoughtfulness, authenticity, empowerment ….
Wow, Yaa Guasi having had to follow her own deep desire to create her book, and to not give power to any nay sayers or skeptics … Or her own personal skeptic in her head.
I think I could listen to Zadie Smith for hours, how she expresses herself, so deeply intuitive, both in speaking and functioning = writing … Wonderful her words about this concept “feel your way through it, the emotional content”, the risk of that … She is speaking about writing, her writing, but o, how much this pertains to so many things in our lives! Relationships, what we create, for me, what I design and why, what we ask of ourselves, what we ask of others, when we connect, when we don’t connect, it all boils down to Risk, Emotional Content, and Feeling Your Way Through.
The Rightness of Things … The rightness of anything has to do with emotional content and feeling your way through every moment … I want to flesh this post out more some day … But document this moment of pure inspiration as I listen and feel out what these women are saying …
Quoting my mother, who is the queen bee creative lead in my life, with her vast talents, intellectual pursuits and constant stream of curiosity: “I am fascinated …. “ And the reason I bring her up, is that it would just behoove me to know who I came from for a minute …. When courage and creativity are needed in my heart ….