stolen words v10
"Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that.
The river does not dry up, we block it.
If we want to allow it its freedom,
we have to allow our ideational lives
to be let loose, to stream,
letting anything come, initially censoring nothing.
That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox.
To create one must be willing to be stone stupid,
to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass
and spill rubies from one’s mouth.
Then the river will flow,
then we can stand in the stream of it raining down."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés
(Women Who Run with the Wolves)