Communicate . . . Any Way You Can

We all have our own stories to tell – what are yours? (5th Chakra)

“I do not know the truth, or I do not know how to tell the truth. All I have are stories, night thoughts, the sudden convictions that uncertainty spawns.” – Anne Enright, The Gathering

“You are song, a wished-for song.”- Rumi

“Puritanism hangs heavily on American literature . . . The French were able to produce very beautiful erotic writing because there was no puritan taboo, and the best writers would turn to erotic writing without the feeling that sensuality was something to be ashamed of and treated with contempt.” (2nd chakra and the 5th chakra) Anias Nin from
Eroticism in Women, Playgirl, April 1974.

truth tree (c) 2015 Holly Troy“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ― Khalil Gibran

“My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me that the lamp which I carry does not belong to me, and the song that I sing was not generated from within me.” ― Khalil Gibran

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” ― Khalil Gibran

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” —Voltaire

“I sense the world might be more dreamlike, metaphorical, and poetic than we currently believe–but just as irrational as sympathetic magic when looked at in a typically scientific way. I wouldn’t be surprised if poetry–poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs–is how the world works. The world isn’t logical, it’s a song.” David Byrne

“[What I want to communicate] doesn’t have a language with which I can communicate it. The things that I want to communicate are simply self-evident, emotional things. And the gifts of those things are that they bring both intellectual and emotional gifts — understanding. But I don’t really have a major message that I want to bring to the world through my music. The music can tell people everything they need to know about being human beings. It’s not my information, it’s not mine. I didn’t make it. I just discovered it.” — Jeff Buckley

“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” ― Terence McKenna

“When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.” ~Louise Erdrich

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” ~ Seamus Heaney

 . . . originally posted at Writing the Energetic Body

  1. patrick skidmore March 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

    OMFG, Ms Holly, this one really really NAILS it.  Just the sorts of things I’m thinking and working on this very minute–how to shape a note (to be noted on the electronic or paper page) which sings to others something their heart can hear through their eyes or ears conveying something of the essence of the story of my own life’s journey and invite them to shape an antiphonal call-and-response note of their own, likewise.  But such papery antiphony JUST because we don’t have “enough time” to share such things adequately in “ordinary” conversational exchanges. More later–must run, off to poetry workshop, where we’re considering the attached piece (attached as pdf below).  Big hugs and small cheek smoochesPatrick   “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.”                                                                              —Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”                                                                                 —Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536)

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    1. Patrick! Thank you for your note. Please resend the pdf to my email as an attachment – or cut and paste here – it did not attach properly.

      Have fun at the poetry workshop!

      I must respond to your emails, too ~ so much to do. So much riding and catching the sunlight and even playing in the dark lately.

      ~Holly 🙂

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