Quote for Today: Clarissa Pinkola Estés



And then there are the cravings.. Oh, la! A woman may crave to be near water, or be belly down, her face in the earth, smelling the wild smell. She might have to drive into the wind. She may have to plant something, pull things out of the ground or put them into the ground. She may have to knead and bake, rapt in dough up to her elbows.

She may have to trek into the hills, leaping from rock to rock trying out her voice against the mountain. She may need hours of starry nights where the stars are like face powder spilt on a black marble floor. She may feel she will die if she doesn’t dance naked in a thunderstorm, sit in perfect silence, return home ink-stained, paint-stained, tear-stained, moon-stained.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype


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1 thought on “Quote for Today: Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  1. katmcdaniel Reply

    Reblogged this on synkroniciti and commented:

    Resharing this lovely quote to fit in with our theme of craving. I’ve been there… have you? I don’t think these sorts of craving are unique to women; it just seems that we are more often asked to sacrifice them.

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