Thursday, February 7, 2008
so recently decided to start "collecting" people and personalities who inspire me or whose ideas align with my developing ones---i guess i am creating a mini community for myself because in my incessant soul searching i feel a bit closer to finding my authentic voice when I find someone who has more concisely and eloquently communicated the thoughts that exist in my head but only manage to come out of my mouth in a bowl full of mush :).
the people that are in my circle so far; khalil gibran, rainer maria rilke, the author of storypeople, amy tan and today's latest addition...a woman named Sarah Susanka. She is an architect who wrote a book called "The Not So Big House." Here is a link to her website...
My favorite part of her website is a section called "Sacred Places." in college i started putting a lot of thought into the way I decorated my room because I wanted my room to be a sanctuary for me. In general I believe in creating small sanctuaries in our lives as a place to go to to rejuvenate, recharge and be inspired. Call me crazy but my living space is really important to my mental well being and sanity and I am so excited to find someone out there who has put these thoughts and feelings into words.
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