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Amanda Earl at Toronto's International Festival of Authors Oct 21

Dear Friends,
I'm featuring at two events on October 21.
In Conversation: Chantel Acevedo & Amanda Earl
October 21 2017 - 2:00 PM
Chantel Acevedo and Amanda Earl discuss the stories of resilient and free-spirited women with Susan G. Cole.

Poetic New Worlds
October 21 2017 - 4:00 PM
Spend an afternoon with poetry and discover new worlds.

More information on the program and tickets is available at the IFOA Read more of this blog post »
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a mesmerizing book with jewels and an all women flying motorcycle daredevil team from Viet Nam - just a superb collection
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another stellar collection following Short History of Light.
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Cecil Beaton
“Be daring, be different, be impractical;
be anything that will assert integrity
of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers.”
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Laura (Riding) Jackson
“People will think you brilliant
only if you tell them what they know.
To avoid being thought brilliant,
avoid knowing what they know.
Write to discover to yourself
what you know.

Anarchism is Not Enough”
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Brian  Doyle
“Our hearts are not pure:
our hearts are filled with need
and greed as much as with love and grace,
and we wrestle with our hearts all the time.
The wrestling is who we are.
How we wrestle is who we are.
What we want to be is never what we are.
Not yet. Maybe that's why we have these
relentless engines in our chests, driving us forward
toward what we might be."
Orion (Jan/Feb 2005)”
Brian Doyle

Emily Dickinson
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
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“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don't worry. It's all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don't know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It's a dream already ended. There's nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.”
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Amanda Cara wrote: "Hey Amanda - Steal the Cage! Yes! Hopefully Jay will get the teaching empire together this summer and I'll be up TO way...Cb"

that would be fantastic. maybe we could do something together :)


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