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Love letter: Dear Intuition

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Dear Intuition,
The voices made me do it!
Love,
V

Last night I had the sudden urge to read pages from a journal that I wrote 11 years ago.

Aside from the questionable prose style, and the pretentious critique of Jung, and the efforts to impress with words like โ€œtestudinal,โ€ I barely recognised you. You were so fearless in the face of love and so utterly convinced that you had found the source of happiness.

I stayed up late into the night reading as though it was someone elseโ€™s story. And I had to remind myself that that girl was you. Is me.

It felt good to read my past. It’s given me a new perspective, a new vitality of spirit, a quickening of intuition, and a sharp intake of breath, like a pump from some strong bellows, to fan the tiny flame of my heart into a roaring fire.

Dear V,
I told you so.
Love,
Your Intuition.

Postcard: Ganesha waiting. Collage, white ink, grey felt pen.
sent

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Comments: 12

  • April 5, 2016
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    Good morning, Veronica!
    I am enjoying your little love letters. I find them beautiful, sweet, revelatory and intimate.

    Thank you for sharing them, and you, with us.

    Wishing you a great day!

  • April 5, 2016
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    This is why I can’t bring myself to throw away my old journals.

    Thank you for sharing your love letters, I’m enjoying the process too

  • April 5, 2016
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    Is “testudinal” the ango-saxon version of “chutzpah”? I’m too lazy to look it up in the dictionary!

  • cye

    April 6, 2016
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    Veronica,
    Enjoying arts & crafts and photographs, I happened upon your blog awhile ago.
    Intuition… Oh, I hope you don’t find this strange, but Please tell tell Chantal:
    https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Tadpoles-Baby-and-Kids-Recalls-Moses-Basket-and-Stand/
    Consumers should immediately stop using the Moses baskets as a hand held infant carrier. Consumers who purchased both items should immediately stop using the recalled stand and contact the firm for instructions on returning the basket and stand to receive a store credit.
    (I have no instagram, so cannot tell her myself, and I don’t know any of you. Was tempted to just forget about it, but my conscience would BUG me. Sorry to barge in.
    (I love your pictures, btw, and only saw her instagram feed through cross-clcking a link through your blog. )
    Anyway, keep on painting and crafting lovely things !
    Cye

  • April 7, 2016
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    i am now wondering if i had a journal and re-read it would i too say told you so …

  • April 12, 2016
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    I loved this post! You are a treasure Veronica .. how I wished I lived down the road from you. You my dear are such an inspiration to me. And how nice to see that girl of yesteryear. Damn where are my hankies … HUGS

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