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B E A U T A P L I N  All for the miracle of being alive. MGMT/bookings: sarahetinger@pseg.com.au Author of ‘Worlds Of You’ and ‘Bloom’ All my books are available below 🌹

Life doesn’t play fair, particularly in matters of the heart. Sometimes you lose and nothing can be done about it; you’re tricked, cheated, betrayed, abandoned, baited or broken and then left in the dark. But while it’s true these wounds may come to define you, there is one silver lining: you decide how. ✊🏼 • my little books Bloom and Worlds Of You can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

I wanted to speak a few words on plagiarism. Before I go on, it’s not in my nature to judge an individual based on a single action and so that’s not my intention today. I am only expressing how this specific action of @annijor has left me feeling. She’s clearly otherwise a warm and talented person.

Annijor plagiarized a poem of mine in her reputedly successful book “Bare En Natt Til”. I’ve included her version in the second slide of my post so you are able to make up your minds for yourselves.
When I raised this with Annijor
her first response was that she was only inspired by the piece. Now there is nothing at all wrong with finding inspiration in other writers.
Imitating an artist’s voice as you develop a unique one of your own is an important step in how all beautiful art is made. But that is not the same thing as lifting another’s work nearly word for word.
Another response from Annijor was that she found the original on IG and didn’t know who the writer was. I’m unbelievably fortunate in that I now have you all to support and encourage me, but I remember well what it’s like to be a struggling creative, the thought that this piece could have originally belonged to an aspiring artist only to then be released in a book and sold appals me.
But personally, the most disappointing thing to me is the sentiment. I still remember the time and place I wrote this piece, how I was feeling, who it was for. I can’t say how meaningful it was to me. And while I never expected to feel so strongly about this - the thought that it’s out there in someone else’s
book, signed off as “-Me.” has left a sick feeling in my stomach.
When confronted by this, Annijor’s only concerns were whether I’d respond to the newspapers and to contact her lawyer who then threatened me with an accusation of extortion. The truth is, I wanted to give her room to do the right thing before responding to the journalist because it seemed we shared some mutual friends.

If you think I’m wrong on this please do let me know. Appreciate you all endlessly. I don’t like to air my frustrations with you, but today I’m disappointed. x. Love Beau

Let the world be still for a while. Let time slow to a stop. For a moment, let’s pretend that forever is something we have to give. Because I would give it to you. I would give all it took. I would surrender an eternity up high in the heavens if it meant I could share another slow morning with you. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio. x love Beau

A friend is one who shelters, who elevates, who steadies, who calms; a reflective surface that helps you better see the boundless beauty in you; a bright, ever-burning star that will guide you forward even through darkness. Next to family, a small, carefully chosen tribe of true and loyal friends is the most life-enriching gift we can ever know. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

That rare fire. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

The sweetest love is one that incites the fire in you, one that shines a light on your true potential and helps you see and know your own power. • my little book Worlds Of You can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

Someone who can make a slow and lazy Sunday evening in a memory worth keeping. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

The little death of letting go. • my collections Bloom and Worlds Of You can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

someone who speaks your language fluently. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

It’s always been a comforting thought to me, that there is always a force inside of us working tirelessly to keep us alive and strong - no matter the challenges we are facing, the heart keeps going; we should, too. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

And on it goes. 🍃 • my little book Worlds Of You can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

Your life is the one journey you’ll take where you can never turn back, but if you keep your eyes forward you’ll quickly learn this is not such a terrible thing after all. Life has a funny habit of hiding gold in dark places - if you keep a patient heart, your eyes wide open and trust in the winding road before you, you’ll find the rest tends to fall into place. • my little book Bloom can be found worldwide through the link in my bio x love Beau

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