Calcification = abnormal deposition of calcium salts within soft tissue often causing thickening or hardening.
“Keep awake, alive, new. Perform the paradox of being hard and yet soft. Survive without calcification of the tender membranes. Be a poet. Be alive.”
– Tennessee Williams
Marsh = an area of low-lying land which is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.
“You’re a fire person. What you’re most like is marsh-fire; (…) you got witch-oil in your soul.”
– Philip Pullman, Northern Lights
Trek = a trip or movement especially when involving difficulties or complex organization.
“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” –
Charles Courtney Curran.
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Endurance = the ability to withstand hardship or adversity.
“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
— Mark Z. Danielewski
Veil = a piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.
“Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied.” – from
Zadie Smith‘s 10 Rules of Writing
Vincent van Gogh.
Porous = having minute interstices through which liquid or air may pass.
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” –
Rainer Maria Rilke
Eccentric = unconventional and slightly strange.
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” –
Lurk = to wait or move in a secret way so that you cannot be seen.
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
– Ray Bradbury
Hermit = a person living in solitude, recluse.
“Consciousness is a born hermit.” –
Foretell = to tell beforehand, to predict.
“The moon is dark, and the gods dance in the night; there is terror in the sky, for upon the moon hath sunk an eclipse foretold in no books of men or of earth’s gods.”
– H. P. Lovecraft
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky.