#59 In love with books – Michelle Botes

April 20, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

What made you fall in love with books – and how did it happen?

I fell in love with books at the age of seven – for me they bridged the gap between earth and the sky – and the discovery that I could be in another time and reality while negotiating this life had me ecstatic! To this day books can do that – favourite authors become my mentors, shaping my life, feeding my humour and curiosity and giving  me total freedom to explore.

What’s your favourite line from a book, play or poem?

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” (Joseph Campbell).   

And concepts:

Carrie Fisher’s idea of “wanting to fumigate my DNA” and realising that for some “It is a long walk from the innermost soul to the public persona.”
 
The concept of “archetypes” thanks to Carl Jung  and Carolyn Myss.

And the essence of being a woman as experienced and shared by Leslie Kenton and Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

And Mark Russell: “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.”

And not forgetting the dictionary: “‘Authentic’ … it describes a woman who ‘acts independently’ and is ‘author of her own destiny.’”

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