Megan Beam

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Living my best feral librarian life at the intersection of whimsy and rage.

Lover. Mystic. Historian. Theologian. Storyteller.

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Bring (The Last Beholder, #1)

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The Wood and The Song

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"All of the tributaries from above trickle down into a gathering river that, wild and clean, rushes through our center in a ceaseless baptism of 'this, too, belongs.'"

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“Especially in times of exile, when our anchors are pulled up and we’re no longer taking cues from the outside world, we have a chance to find that inner well and reinstate our connection to the sacred. We may find it overgrown, or hard to reach through the brambles, but each of us faces a time when the well within needs tending: when we’re no longer able to bestow blessings on others because we’ve over-given, or when something precious has been taken from us, or life’s demands have been too taxing on our fragile system. When the moisture goes out of our lives, and we’re no longer able to see beauty or converse with magic, we must ask ourselves how we can replenish our well-ness.”
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“Whatever the particulars of your first estrangement, you will have felt the rift being torn between who you really are, and who you had to be to survive. And so begins the work of moulding our qualities into this more acceptable version of ourselves. Over time, these efforts at ‘passing’as normal become all-too-successful, until even we begin to forget our true nature.”
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“Mrs. Sloane chuckled, taking off her glasses to clean them. “One never knows what might be hiding in the cellar,” she winked at Wallis. “Or the closets or libraries, for that matter.”
Megan Beam , Bring

“Mrs. Sloane smiled, “Oh, we’re never really done, child. But I don’t know what happens. Not really.” Wallis blinked and Mrs. Sloane’s face flashed young again—long, red hair and big green eyes. “I do know, however, that the older I get, the less it worries me. It’s like death is something I remember from a long time ago. Memories are funny things, though. You never really know from which direction they’re hitting you. Mostly your past, sure. But sometimes you can find yourself remembering things you’re not sure have really happened yet.”
Megan Beam, Bring

“Just keep growing up as yourself, love. That’s how all of the little pieces of us learn to be gathered together into one person anyway.”
Megan Beam, Bring

“We sleep to time's hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if ever we wake, to the silence of God. And then, when we wake to the deep shores of time uncreated, then when the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will; then it's time to break our necks for home.
There are no events but thoughts and the heart's hard turning, the heart's slow learning where to love and whom. The rest is merely gossip, and tales for other times.”
Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm

“And listen to me love, when a woman risks her place, her very life to speak a truth the world despises? Believe her. Always.”
Joy McCullough, Blood Water Paint

“To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“Love is divine only and difficult always.”
Toni Morrison, Paradise
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“I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.”
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek




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