Saturday, January 1, 2011

thought for a new year

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~Anais Nin



K. said...

That is one erotic sentence!

WV: exual

mythopolis said...

A very thought provoking quote - to dare to blossom. Love the art too!

Indigo said...

Love this quote. A perfect way to bring in the New Year. Wishing you all the beauty of the days ahead dear friend! (Hugs)Indigo

Caren Gittleman said...


akin to stopping closed thinking and opening onself up to alllll of the possibilities! I love it!

Manuela said...

I'm wishing for many such days in 2011! Thank you for this, and my very best wishes to you and yours, Lydia!

distracted by shiny objects said...


kj said...

TSUP! lydia,

i know this quote and i often think of it. so it shall be in the new year for me, and i'd guess for you too. let's.....

with love

Lydia said...

K~ You had an interesting reaction to Nin's quote, not that she, the author of some volumes of erotica in addition to her famous diaries, would mind your twist on the words!

mythopolis~ One of my favorites. Ages ago, my mother gave me a framed piece with the quote in calligraphy, and pressed flowers on the border.
The art pleased me too.

Indigo~ Best wishes to you this new year. I would say that this quote is quite representative of your life. xo

Caren~ I've long loved the quote and am happy it visited my brain for New Years! :)

Manuela~ Thank you and may 2011 be the year we look back on as having been pivotal in a change for good...and goodness. :)

Distracted~ Thanks! Happy New Year :)

kj~ You crack me up with your wild TSUP! The quote suits you, btw. xo

Rhiannon said...

Oh, I remember this quote quite well..someone sent it to me long ago and I had an understanding of the meaning quite well (my interpretation of it at least)and reading this now on your post was excellent timing for me to remember the quote once again. I needed to be reminded of it.

Thank you...and may we all have a wonderful more "calm" and a much "LESS" "chaotic crazy angry and mean" type of mentality for the New Year of the Metal Rabbit...which I am, so I hope this New Year will be much more laid back, peaceful, calm and less mean spirited than the last year..which was just over 24 hrs. ago!..:o)

I hope many reach out to one another in love much more this year. Love and Peace in this crazy world of ours.

Happy New Year to you and Yours Lydia,



Kim said...

You always come up with the most amazing and inspiring quotes. This one is no exception.

I hope your 2011 is amazing!

Roxana said...

wonderful way to start the new year, the painting is gorgeous - what is it, actually, what media?
i am not a fan of Anais's writing but this quote is pure truth.

happy new year, dear Lydia, i am looking forward to a new year of delightful and thought-provoking posts here...

Lydia said...
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Lydia said...

Rhi~ Happy New Year to you, too. I can tell you are sparkling in personal happiness but still so caring of the unhappiness around you. I'm glad the quote is fresh in your mind again now to carry with you in the months ahead. xo

Kim~ Bless you for your kind comment and for your good wishes. I'm hoping for all best things for you this year, you know that!

Roxana~ I looked again for particular information about the media but am not sure. Click here for the artist's profile at imagekind...where you can check out his awesome awesome gallery. This guy's art really speaks to me!

...and Anais Nin's writing never really spoke to me, either! I felt so validated when I read that you weren't a fan. This quote is her pearl, in my estimation, and for the longest time I thought May Sarton was the one who said it!

Happy New Year to wonderful you.

Erin Davis said...

You have no idea how much this quote helps me for my new year. Love the painting, too. Thanks, Lydia!

susan said...

That's a beautiful image paired with a trenchant thought.

I wish you well in this New Year and to let you know how glad I am we've met.

Hattie said...

Outstanding quote and pic.
Happy New Year!

Lydia said...

Erin~ That's great! I am so happy to hear from you and hope you find more time to blog in 2011...I miss your poems.

susan~ I feel the same - so happy we met and wishing you the best of new years.
The artist of this work would quite likely admire your art also. :)

Hattie~ Happy New Year and thanks for your posts in 2010!

Freda said...

May it be so for all of us this year. And may we learn to trust ourselves to open up to possibilities and one another. Thanks for sharing something that has such potential.

Lydia said...

Freda~ Thank you for your comment so beautifully worded.



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