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Pearl of greatest price

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments

“To have met a true heart. Is there anything more precious than that? Never to be found or bargained for in the Grand Bazaar.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Shut my mouth

July 30th, 2015 · No Comments

“For so many, vows—even promises—are not sacred. As though words were not the coinage of the heart and soul but some counterfeit token carelessly given.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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‘Ers and ‘ees

July 29th, 2015 · No Comments

“How much of life comes down to the one who enters and the one being entered.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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We’re full of it

July 28th, 2015 · No Comments

“The difference between the philosopher and the poet is that the former seeks to understand our world through the ladder of reason; the latter, through the seemingly random irrational cascade of images, which have a reason all their own. Both seek truth, but only poets model themselves after the Creator who imaged the world before […]

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Hogfeed, all of us

July 27th, 2015 · No Comments

“There may be no progress in art, but if the artist does not metamorphose within each work, the art will die and be scattered for hogs like ears of unripened corn. This too is true of the soul of each of us.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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It’s magickal

July 26th, 2015 · No Comments

“In love play, the one holding down is really the one being held down.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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But what does it mean?

July 25th, 2015 · No Comments

“Saying No is always more erotic than saying Yes.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Zip then unzip

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments

“If the lyric poem’s motto is still Show don’t tell, the lover’s request is Take me, don’t ask.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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A sponge on the end of a pole

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

“In the end, it all comes down to thirst.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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And how sounds ‘you’re welcome’?

July 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

“To shake her and dare him: what ‘Thank you’ sounds like in Turkish.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Forever stoned

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments

“Some of the marble from the Great Temple of Artemis built the Blue Mosque, some St. John’s Basilica. From the walls of Allah to the walls of Jesus: the goddess.” – Sharon Dolin, “Istanbul Diary” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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