Tuesday, March 03, 2009


I love this quote; it sums up how I've been feeling lately, like I've been hibernating, but am now waking up and struggling to figure out where to go and what to do...

"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, ... and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death." — Winter, 1931-1932 from The Diary of Ana├»s Nin, Volume One 1931-1934


  1. I actually found it online (at GalaDraling.com) but I've discovered it's from The Diary of Anais Nin (and added it to the entry)... ^-^


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