Jun 29, 2011

From Women Who Run with the Wolves

"Creativity is a shapechanger. One moment it takes this form, the next that. It is like a dazzling spirit who appears to us all, yet is hard to describe for no one agrees on what they saw in that brilliant flash. Are the wielding of pigments and canvas, or paint chips and wallpaper, evidence of its existence? How about pen and paper, flower borders on the garden path, building a university? Yes, yes. Ironing a collar well, cooking up a revolution? Yes. Touching with love the leaves of a plant, pulling down "the big deal," tying off the loom, finding one's voice, loving someone well? Yes. Catching the hot body of the newborn, raising a child to adulthood, helping raise a nation from its knees? Yes. Tending to a marriage like the orchard it is, digging for psychic gold, finding the shapely word, sewing a blue curtain? All are of the creative life.
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

And, I would say, of creative witchery. What daily activity do you infuse with magic? I think this proves that you are creative.

Cartoon by hugh mcleod!


  1. Aw...you have to know how much I love this post. I create....therefore I am! Plain and simple, it the very essence of me and something I could not live without. As ever-important as food, water and sunshine...to my health, my sanity and my soul! I strive to add a little (okay, sometimes a LOT) of creativity to everything I do, from the smallest things to the largest! And I simply ADORE creative people. They are the driving forces that spin my world around! Such a fabulous quote, thank you for sharing! :o)

  2. I'm glad you liked it! I read Women Who Run with the Wolves a long time ago, but I dip back into it every now & again. It's always rewarding.

  3. I have several regular daily ceremonies … yet daily, I'd have to say that I journal (and cook!) either in word or in image, and often both!

  4. BTW ~ Women Who Run is a book I pull of the shelf to re-read every couple of years. It inspires!

  5. Women Who Run With the Wolves is my all time favorite go-to book. I have had my copy for so many years the pages are yellowing and earmarked everywhere. I think every woman should read this book at least once. And thank you for the reminder that we are all creative in our witchy endeavors.