only a woman



ordinary life does not interest me. i seek only the high moments. i am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. i want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; i want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension.

for indeed my life is a perpetual question mark - my thirst for books, my observations of people, all tend to satisfy a great, overwhelming desire to know, to understand, to find an answer to a million questions. and gradually the answers are revealed, many things are explained, and above all, many things are given names and described, and my restlessness is subdued. then i become an exclamatory person, clapping my hands to the immense surprises the world holds for me, and falling from one ecstasy into another. i have the habit of peeping and prying and listening and seeking - passionate curiosity and expectation. but i have also the habit of being surprised, the habit of being filled with wonder and satisfaction each time i stumble on some wondrous thing. the first habit could make me a philosopher or a cynic or perhaps a humorist. but the other habit destroys all the delicate foundations, and i find each day that i am still...
only a woman. 

- anais nin


it's been a week since my birthday and anais nin's writings have been stirring in my soul. 


43 comments:

  1. Classy stunning look!!!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
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  2. very inspirational. love that picture!

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  3. Thanks for your lovely comment and happy weekend!
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  4. Great post and i like the text very much. :)

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  5. Gorgeous dress!! Love the shoes.

    Thanks for checking out our blog! Following you back.

    ~Megan & Sydney
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  6. thanks for stopping by my blog - following you back! love this dress - so pretty!
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  7. So elegant, love it! :D

    xx MJ
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  8. Stunning, I was there, I know!!!!

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  9. Thanks for your comment, would love to follow each other, i'm following you now :)

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  10. Lovely blog :) I will look forward to reading more of your posts.

    I'm a new follower.

    Kimberley x

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  11. "The value of things is not in how long they last, but in the intensity with which they occur.
    Thus there are unforgettable moments, inexplicable things and incomparable people." (Fernando Pessoa, a Portuguese poet)

    You look stunningly beautiful dear, and your dress is gorgeous! Love the photo! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend<3

    x♥x♥

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  12. gorgeous look!

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  13. Amazing photo! :)

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  14. Thank you so much!
    Of course I follow you :)
    xoxo

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  15. What a lovely paragraph, thanks for sharing. Thank you so much for following, following you back on GFC and twitter, stay in touch :)

    Sita xx
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  16. omg, i love this look from head to toe! MAkeup, the dress, the drink in hand... the flirty look... i just really love this image.

    -liv
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  17. You look stunning!

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  18. your dress is amazing honey,i love it!

    xx

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  19. That dress is gorgeous, and the quote was so inspirational, makes me feel creative

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    x

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  20. Such inspirational words alongside a stunning picture :)

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    <3

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  21. You have gorgeous skin! I am in love with your makeup and that dress! Two thumbs up! I love your blog! Specially the photos because they are so detailed and clear, I can really understand about your post. I followed you on GFC and on BlogLovin'! Maybe you can come by mine too and maybe follow each other? :) Thank you for this post! I can't wait to read more of your posts. More power to you!

    XOXO
    Your new follower,
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  22. wow amazing!! you look fabolous!

    very nice blog by the way ;)
    kisses from russia,

    Juliet
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  23. Love this pic! Nice post. I'm your new follower from Italy, would you like to follow each other via gfc and bloglovin? Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  24. This is such a lovely dress!
    - Charlotte
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  25. wow you're absolutly stunning! this dress is fabulous.
    xoxo
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  26. Very nice blog! Wanna follow each other? Let me know ;)

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  27. Nice look!

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  28. HOLY MOLY!!! That METALLIC lace dress is ballin'! So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. I've just posted up one my most PROVOKING outfits featuring Erdem's runway printed neoprene coat and matching heels, do tell what you think on the craziness and l hope it entertains ;)

    xx The Provoker
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  29. Love it! That is the perfect bit of prose!
    xo
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  30. Wow amazing dress, you look so elegant!!

    xoxo


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  31. I adore this dress
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  32. amazing dress !!!
    Milca
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  33. This post is really great, and I completely agree with you..

    Thank you for your nice comment and your visit, i' m very happy to follow you on Bloglovin' and I hope you will do the same.

    Have a nice week, kisses.

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  34. What a wonderful dress!! And a lovely quote.

    Lx

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  35. Oh I've seen the B&W picture & I was wondering how the dress look in color, & it's simply wonderful ♥

    I follow you know, maybe follow back if you like mine ?

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