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Soulwhispers  "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice, "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye feet!" Visual fieldnotes of Wonderland

Pirates of the Caribbean

My Caribbean Beauty #catsofnadiaanded

Lucia Berlin's 'A Manual for Cleaning Women'. #nadialovescoffee #nadiaandedeatbooks #luciaberlin #amanualforcleaningwomen

Emerging out of their chrysalis very early in the morning

Critical cognitive emotional literacy. A list reminding me of possible cognitive distortions causing serious fallacies of thinking that can stir up the emotional landscape causing moodshifts: 1) all or nothing thinking, 2) overgeneralizing 3) mental filter 4) disqualifying the positive 5) mind reading/fortune telling, 6) catastrophizing, 7)emotial reasoning, 8)should statements, 9)labeling and 10) personalization. (cbt)

Early in the morning, I put this aside to remind me that tonight, I'm delving into one essay of Zadie. #zadiesmith #changingmymind #nadiaandedeatbooks

Feel good club

Thanks to my talented uncle @desridderstap for restoring this beautiful vintage picture of my grandparents on a holiday in Venezuela (Maracaibo) in 1949. Today at the nursery home for the eldery, I visited my grandmother and spend the afternoon showing her the collection of her photos that my uncle digitally restored, and although her memory is far away present today, she could point people in the pictures and enjoyed seeing her young self. What a delightful afternoon that was.

The sky painting life, in differ shades of intensity, light and density #nadiagazingatthesky

Agua Viva• This came in today. For the love of life, Clarice Lispector is beautiful, but mostly unique. A stream of soul consciousness. Bewitching and profound, each sentence is a pulse of the soul. Too bad I have so many deadlines that I have to put reading fiction on a pause in order to read academic literature (also nice, but sometimes you just want to carress the skin and flesh of the soul). Come to think of it, Clarice was also trying to capture movement and affects, (and all other deeper things), she writes in a language apt to grasping those invisible but so present forces and bloom spaces of affects. Here a quote to illustrate what I mean from Agua Viva; // "Let me tell you: I'm trying to seize the fourth dimension of the instant-now so fleeting that it's already gone because it's already become a new instant-now that's already gone. Every thing has an instant in which it is. I want to grab hold of the is of the thing. These instants passing through the air I breath: in fireworks they explode silently in space. I want to possess the atoms of time. And to capture the present, forbidden by its very nature: the present slips away and the instant too, I am this very second forever in the now. " (Lispector, org.1973/reprinted 2012: p.3-4) (translated from Portuguese by Stephan Tobler) #nadiaandedeatbooks #nadialovescoffee #claricelispector #aguaviva #studyingaffect