Something is always born of excess

January 27, 2013
I am a woman of excess. I can’t help it. But it’s in a fun way,
and not too extravagant or wasteful.

 I love sparkles and sequins and beads.

 Riots of color

Looking at not just one style, but all of them. At once.

Piles of jewels and gemstones make me smile.
 Why just one color rose? Why not ALL of them?
Not for me, a single gold bangle. I wear them all!
I’m the same way with love.
Love one person? No, love them all!
Love everyone!
So much love it overflows and spills on to the floor. 
And tell them.


And emotion:
laughter, tears, frustration–
why be afraid to feel them all?
Passion’s something else we shouldn’t be afraid to feel
and in great quantities.
Passion for love, passion for music, art, food–
it’s all passion for life.
Anais Nin had something to say about all this:
You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. 
It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. 

The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience…. permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. 

Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them. 
 Yes. Something is always born of excess.
So no holding back, y’ hear me?
6 comments on “Something is always born of excess
  1. Anonymous says:

    Carol….your posts are always top notch and inspirational. thanks for the daily lift.

  2. Ellen Dolgen says:

    Lovely colors…

  3. Haralee says:

    I love the pictures. It is alive and exciting!

  4. I like these two lines from the Poem the best:
    “Something is always born of excess” (we need to remember it’s not always something good..
    Creation comes from an overflow…I love that!!

    Thanks for sharing, I tend to be an excessive personality in some aspects as well, it’s nice to know that kindred spirits exist!

  5. Yvonne Wray says:

    I like the imagery the phrase “to flow and overflow” creates in my mind. Thank you.

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