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"There are several things I almost always carry with me (other than
the obvious – money, ID, keys, etc). I have a small pocket edition of
Walden, passed on to me by a former lover for my birthday, well-loved
by its previous owner and now well-loved by me. Along with this, I
carry an unlined Moleskine notebook for jotting down notes, quotes,
thoughts, poems, to-do lists – whatever I need it for. I also have my
PDA and some pens, and then other miscellaneous things that aren’t
quite as important (my Penguin mints, some Burt’s Bees lip balm, a
brush, lipstick, licorice Altoids…) I feel like one of THOSE WOMEN
sometimes, but Elisa was very helpful when she reminded me that I don’t
have a big bag until I have to carry it around on wheels. 🙂

A
week or so ago, I decided that I wanted a pocket edition of Rumi poems
as well. Unfortunately, the only one listed on Amazon.com was a
translation I’m not familiar with, and I didn’t want to risk it. But
then I had an idea. Now I carry two Moleskines, one of which is
labelled “Inspiration” on the spine. Into this, I transcribe mostly
Rumi, whichever poems that speak to me, but also haiku, quotes, prayers
and other poems – and only things that inspire me somehow, either
spiritually or in my writing. Quotes that depress me or that I just
think are “pretty cool” go elsewhere – this is my book of sacred texts,
or the closest thing I have to one."

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