Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reading Round-up & Linkage!

Here are some Very Interesting Posts & Quotes I have read in the last little while. I thought I would share some accumulated wisdom, and if you have any to share, please feel free to post it in the comments:

Future Feminist Librarian-Activist has written a fabulous post about seeing parenting not as a project or a job, but as building a relationship with another person -
I say, just quit. Quit your job and go find a relationship. With that person who you're interested in being intimate with as they grow and discover the full strength of their humanity. Who knew this would be such a radical suggestion?

Kate Inglis, over at Sweet/Salty shares her wisdom on things NOT to say to others:
For the sake of humility, do this. Do not presume we influence our fates in a way that implies the failure of others to influence theirs. Let's respect change, either way, and do our best to walk towards it and accompany one another through it with dignity.

Havi, at The Fluent Self, has been talking about being stuck in the middle, (which is where I often feel I am languishing), and how to get unstuck. This line in particular struck home for me:
You meet yourself with love. Or: you meet your inability to meet yourself with love.
That second part? Is me all over. Which reminds me of this -

Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Hope you are all out living your lives today, if you've got something I should read, leave me a link!


Crazed Mom said...

No life to live yet. Getting there. HUGS!

Dominique said...

"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living."

THAT is a powerfully, provocative quote!

Sue Jackson said...

Wow, great quotes!

I totally agree with the one on parenting.

Sorry you're relating to that last one so much lately. Just look at those adorable kids in your life if you need a pick-me-up or a reminder of what's REALLY important in life! You're having a positive influence on two young lives - what else is there?