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up with the full moon September 23, 2010

Filed under: Books,Miscellaneous — Jung @ 9:41 am

Alone, sitting up all night on the frufru sheepskin atop my 1900 French gold tone curved arm sofa, with The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
in hand (how appropriate…), being fascinated by the intellectual world of Paris through her words, while experiencing the extraordinary sensitivity of her very being. Wishing to transcend, wishing to awaken, wishing to live a non ordinary life — I am still searching…

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

I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension.

But I am not always in what I call a state of grace. I have days of illuminations and fevers. I have days when the music in my head stops. Then I mend socks, prune trees, can fruits, polish furniture. But while I am doing this I feel I am not living.”

“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They pinic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.

Some never awaken. They are like the people who go to sleep in the snow and never awaken. But I am not in danger because my home, my garden, my beautiful life do not lull me. I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing…” — Nin

4 Responses to “up with the full moon”

  1. Justin.F says:

    While you were up all night reading Anais’s diary and wishing to live a non-ordinary life, i was enjoying reading your diary too. And although I didn’t finish it yet, I already see in you an extraordinary person.

    A beautiful and smart girl, exquisite musician, animal-defender, master chef, recording engineer, web designer, gadget geek… did you just copy this list from one of my dreams ? Just kidding, lol (although I wish you did it Razz).
    I know, i know, awkward corny moment, but I just had to say it.

    Now back to reading mode (hoping this message will not end on your STALKERS folder Grin)

    Nice to meet you Jung and wish you a great day!


  2. ANON 2 N E 1 says:

    OK…im no smartie pants…but surely the idea of a non-ordinary life is a paradox…if you was to live a non ordinary life relative other people, wouldn’t your life be ordinary to you therefore making their life seem non-ordinary?… what is ordinary?…how can you be non ordinary or ordinary when there is no reference point?

    p.s. heres a links of ten tips ways to improve sleep, I found tips number 7 & 10 to be particularly helpful Smile

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  4. elm199 says:


    you’ll probably be getting a few more visitors than usual Razz

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