One of my spiritual advisors suggested that whenever I have an issue or I am stuck, emotionally, physically, spiritually, creatively-- with me or someone -- I ask myself two questions:
Where do I need to see grace?
Where do I need to see poetry?
I continue to be humbled by the deep wisdom that resides in my questions. I used to want an answer to everything. The journalist within. Now, I am more patient, with myself, and with the questions. I am inspired to practice Rainer Maria Rilke's idea of living the questions.
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked room and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would bot be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
... "I'm only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation..."
This beautiful artwork with the even more gorgeous musings on love by the extraordinary Susan Sontag is available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a foundation supporting women writers, A Room of Her Own.
I've had a life long love affair with high heels. But a year ago, when I tripped and almost fell on a pile of dog dung, and my heel went one way and the ankle another, I knew it was time to give them up. There are no sensible heels anymore.
I share my break up story w Latina magazine in this month's issue. It's on newsstands now.