The diary of an art journal creative artist Jennifer Joanou

The Lone Wolf

Jennifer Joanou - Wednesday, March 04, 2015
As usual, when I need some wisdom and/or inspiration, I look to Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. 

This time I read Chapter 8, Self-preservation: Identifying Leg Traps, Cages, and Poisoned Bait.  Powerful stuff.

These two quotes inspired this page:

"If you have ever been captured, if you have ever endured hambre del alma, a starvation of the soul, if you have ever been trapped, and especially if you have a drive to create, it is likely that you have been or are a feral woman.  The feral woman is usually extremely hungry for something soulful, and often will take any poison disguised on a pointed stick, believing it to be the thing for which her soul hungers."

"In order to avoid these snares and enticements that are tripped by a woman's time spent in capture and famine, we must be able to see them in advance and sidestep them.  We have to redevelop insight and caution.  We have to learn to veer.  To be able to see the right turns, we have to be able to see the wrong ones."


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