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Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses
Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses

“As you swim, you are washed of all the excrescences of so-called civilization, which includes the incapacity to be happy under any circumstances.”

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Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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Anaïs Nin on Love and Life, Illustrated
Anaïs Nin on Love and Life, Illustrated

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

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Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means
Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means

“Any experience carried out deeply to its ultimate leads you beyond yourself into a larger relation to the experience of others.”

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Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940
Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940

“Motherhood is a vocation like any other. It should be freely chosen, not imposed upon woman.”

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Anaïs Nin on the Elusive Nature of Joy
Anaïs Nin on the Elusive Nature of Joy

“There are so many joys, but I have only known the ones that come like a miracle, touching everything with light.”

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