Anais Nin: You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… 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 picnic 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.




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Love Warriors said...

One....Thank you for taking the time to comment on my article on CLUTCH.

Two...Anais Nin is my absolute favorite writer EVAH. I read the diary 1931-34 EVERY NIGHT. Ain't that some sh*t? I so resonate with those years and feel like she's leaving us (women who chose a creative life) breadcrumbs on how to do it. Amazing lady!!

Three...Oooh, didn't know "Amelie" was starring as Coco Chanel. The hotness, ma!! Thanks for posting/sharing that clip.