Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Seeds of Virginia Woolf's Truth: A Tribute

Writer, Virginia Woolf was born on this date in 1882. If still alive, today she would have been 134 years old. Happy birthday to you Woolf. This blogpost is dedicated to your legacy!    

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/05/21/have-you-ever-heard-virginia-woolf-speak/
       

                     As a writer, she was definitely a truly influential person to me. 
                     Her writing candies over and it's remnants tangle around my heart. 
                    She was good at going against the current beyond reasonable doubt. 
                        Seeds of truth drifted through the pages of her essays
                              And the words continue to ring until today. 

Today, a person can still submerge themselves into her shriveled up, bold writing in the present moment and fashion them as today's apparel which is why I'd like to share with you quotes by Woolf that still pop for me and apply my own definition to them that might resonate in you. 

1. Be Yourself!

"Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent" (Virginia Woolf).


2. Know Yourself!

"The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness" (Virginia Woolf).

3. Trust Yourself!

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged, life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end" (Virginia Woolf).

4. Believe in Yourself!

"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages" (Virginia Woolf).

5. No Matter What, Love Yourself!

"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame" (Virginia Woolf). 


For your works, I write with immeasurable joy. For your pen, I have respect. For your thought, it comes alive in me, new songs. My writing has grown from Woolf's intellect. 


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