Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Radical Beginnings: In Nature, at the Roots

I have to begin where everything begins, in the blindness and in the shadows. I have to begin the story of women’s development where all things begin: in nature, at the roots. It is necessary to return to the origin of confusion, which is woman’s struggle to understand her own nature.
—from the prologue to the first edition of Ladders to Fire, by Anaïs Nin

I’ve long had an interest in the roots of things, so this quote from Anaïs Nin speaks to me. 

In nature, at the roots, where darkness dwells, fecund with seeds of possibility, is, I think, the best place for new, and radical, beginnings.

Radical: origin: late Middle English (in the senses ‘forming the root’ and ‘inherent’): from late Latin radicalis, from Latin radix, radic- ‘root’

I am so looking forward to the possibilities of this year. 


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