Dont read between my lines. You’ll find nothing there.
Having limits doesn’t make you weak, not knowing them does.
She inhaled deeply and caught a hint of the freshness of water in the air. ‘I think it’s going to rain again,’ said Scarlett. ‘It wont last,’ Colum promised, ‘and everything will smell the sweeter when it’s past.’
Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.
sin embargo te agradezco lo soñado
lo que sentí cuando te conocí
y aunque la fantasía nos ha abandonado
Fue bueno verte
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
Imperfect ourselves we must be careful of our treatment of others
The comfort of old lies often feels like the truth