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-Kelly

Friday, May 09, 2014

My Journey with Anaïs Nin


My copies of Anaïs Nin's earliest journals just arrived. I'm ready to dive in. My hope in reading these is that my own journaling will open up.

"Why one writes is a question I can answer easily, having so often asked it of myself. I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live. I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me — the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign, and recreate myself when destroyed by living. That, I believe, is the reason for every work of art."
-February 1954 The Diary of Anaïs Nin Vol. 5 (1947-1955)

Another Nin post can be found here.

7 comments:

Indigene Theresa Gaskin said...

You are going to have a marvelous reading summer! I love her writings, too! Happy Mother's day!

Autumn Hathaway said...

Thanks or sharing Kelly that was a nice quote.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

You inspired me. I just bought one online and can't wait to relax soon and read, read, read! She is a fascinating person with so many beauitful words shared, I have always been in awe. Have a wonderful weekend, Kelly! Hugs, kath

Susie said...

Wow that about says it for me. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Mom's day to you Kelly!

Desert Mermaid said...

I have just received all 7 volumes along with Fire &Henry and June. Haven't read Nin in ten years -3 rally looking forward to the way she pushes me out of journalism doldrums.

Desert Mermaid said...

I have just received all 7 volumes along with Fire &Henry and June. Haven't read Nin in ten years -3 rally looking forward to the way she pushes me out of journalism doldrums.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Did you see the very early ones? Those are the ones that I'm starting with. The first one is dated 1914.
Happy Reading!
kelly