"All writing, all art is just, it’s a wild leap off a cliff because you’re really, there’s nothing, there’s nothing to support you. You’re creating something out of nothing. Really. No one’s telling you to do it. It comes from within, and it’s a very mysterious process, at least for me. I still don’t understand how I write a story or a book. I don’t understand how it happens. I mean, I know it takes time, I know it takes effort, I know it takes lots and lots of drafts and hours, but I still really don’t understand the internal mechanism of how it really happens."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
love all of this.
timely for today
Warsan Shire, “and were you being good to yourself?” (via lifeinpoetry)
the tears on my face reading this… wow… this hit my core.(via searchingforsafespaces)