The Quotidian, August 11, 2010 ~ Love

Bellingham, WA

Heart Ivy, Bellingham, Washington

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong (born March 26, 1942)

Erica Jong is an American author and teacher.

[Quotation is from Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, by Rob Brezsny (2005), page 69; biographical information on Jong partially known to me, and verified through use of Wikipedia. Date from Wikipedia].

I’ve been gathering quotations for years for the project I describe on my “The Quotidian” Page, here:

It is humbling for me to flip through Rob Brezsny’s book Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia and see that he has gathered many of my favorite quotes on positive change and transformation and has found others I missed.

Note: the quote from Erica Jong is one of those I missed!

This is a photo I took a couple of years ago here on the edge of downtown.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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4 Responses to The Quotidian, August 11, 2010 ~ Love

  1. Ev Nucci says:

    Andrew, Great job–I am impressed.

  2. Profound. I’m so glad you post these!

  3. Carolyn, you are so kind! Thank you.

    One of my ongoing projects is a book of inspirational quotes for “activists and other dreamers.” Many of these quotes are auditioning for the book!

    All the best, Andy

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