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James Baldwin on Love

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word “love” here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of … Continue reading

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Woven By Lidia Yuknavitch

https://www.guernicamag.com/features/woven/ Stunning piece of writing, by Lidia, weaving folk tale and metaphor around a deeply personal narrative. Don’t miss it. Two themes that comes up regularly in the therapy room and supervision at this service:- how expressive, transformative and healing … Continue reading

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James Baldwin on the meaning in death

“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the … Continue reading

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Sting: Fragile & James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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