Quote Day: Djuna Barnes

 

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The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.

Djuna Barnes

September 10, 1967: On this day, American poet Djuna Barnes proudly told a friend she had become “the most famous unknown in the world.” She guarded her privacy by living in a tiny apartment in Greenwich Village and avoiding most public appearances (goodreads.com).

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Well, unendurable can only be defined by perspective.  Today, I’ve got perspective shackled to the wall in my dark basement, left to writhe there, until I choose to recognize its power over my naive and loving being.

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#for Reticent Mental Property, image courtesy of the web.

9 thoughts on “Quote Day: Djuna Barnes

  1. Unendurable can have an ending — your choice or someone else’s choice. My endings are driven by situations from other people. But, when I’ve pushed through — and the months pass, I get some positive results that could have only come from the unendurable…and I know that. It’s a bit of a sick cycle.

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