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Join in on this week’s book club discussion…

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alyssa (AKA Lily) -Nov 04, 2015, 5:51PM
– Do you believe it’s possible to live without time, the way the author and her husband did? I think there's something fantastical in nature about the idea of living without time. I'm currently in my last semester of college. My days are still ruled by a clock that pushes me from point A to point B from the time I roll out of bed in the morning until I go to sleep at night. I do, however, remember my summers spent in grade school not being sure (and not caring) what day of the week it was. In childhood it's easier to lose track of time and live in a timeless state. Maybe Patti Smith and her husband were living a sort of second childhood in that chapter of their lives. I'll even go further to say that maybe there are still hours that go by where we don't think about the time. When I'm on stage singing, when I have a day off and I'm sitting in front of my piano writing songs, I do not consider time. I don't glance at the clock in my house, I don't notice the time on my phone. Time doesn't seem to exist when I'm immersed in music. – Have you ever become obsessed with a fictional place or thing, the way the author did in Station 7? What was it? Why was it intriguing? Books have been my escape since childhood, and I've often gotten attached to fictional places and even people. I also obsessed over Stars Hollow (the fictional town in Gilmore Girls), and I was really upset when I learned that it only existed on a studio lot. I think the intrigue comes from the fact that it's already an escape for the viewer or reader, so it becomes a safe place, or at least a place of fascination. I've often found that I tend to obsess over fictional places that are very much so different from my environment. – Do you remember your dreams? Do you have a tool for remembering them, similar to the way Smith uses the alphabet in Station 8? I have insanely vivid dreams. Sometimes my dreams even seem to be slightly prophetic. I have conversations with people that are very meaningful, and I find myself picking them a part throughout the day. I don't really have a tool for remembering my dreams. I feel like I remember the ones that are most important, but I do write down the most intriguing ones in my journals. – Is there a landmark, like Casa Azul, you dream of one day visiting? Traveling in general is important to me. I've seen different parts of Europe--London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, and Florence. Oddly enough, I've seen more of Europe than I have the US. I would definitely love to see more of the east coast, especially this time of year when the leaves are changing, and there's a lot of history there. I find myself in awe of Patti Smith and her travels. She just seems so worldly, and I think that makes her such an influential poet. – Do your dreams have repeat characters? What do you think they represent? I rarely have recurring dreams, so when I do, I pay attention to them. There was a girl named Lily who started making appearances in many of my dreams. Lily is also my nickname, so I connected her to myself. She was always giving me advice, telling me to take a leap, so I can only guess that she's representative of the risk taker in me who is somewhat timid at times. – What do you think The Cowboy represents? The Cowboy is an interesting guy. I think the first line in my journal from the day I bought this book was "It's not easy writing about nothing." It's still baffling to me.

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Two sisters embark on a long-overdue pilgrimage to Joshua Tree desert. Read More

Michelle -Nov 03, 2015, 10:02AM
Thank you for this post, it was very inspiring and reminded me to contact my best friend again, we really need to reconnect since she moved away a few months ago! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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Next time you’re feeling nostalgic, embrace the past with one of these 10 things. Read More

Gail Lloyd -Nov 06, 2015, 12:08PM
Loved your ideas, as I love to reminisce. Scents trigger memories for me, along with songs. The smell of a child's baby doll, the scent of a hand or body cream, certain food smells, or when I get a whiff of someone's cologne it can take me back to my childhood, watching my mom getting ready to go out with my dad and spraying on her favorite cologne. I love drifting back to my past.
Suzee -Nov 06, 2015, 10:03AM
Listening to Vinyl is the ultimate way to feel nostalgic

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Tackle Daylight Standard Time like a boss and make the cold weather months ahead the best ones yet.

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fp julie -Nov 02, 2015, 9:41AM
Amy - How embarrassing! Thanks for pointing that out -- all fixed :)
Kiss & Make-up -Nov 02, 2015, 7:00AM
Lately I have been sleeping really bad again, so I can use all the help I can get right now...

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Post image for Book Club: M Train by Patti Smith, Stations 3, 4, & 5 Discussion

A web of dreams and realities, today we’re discussing Stations 3, 4, & 5 of M Train by Patti Smith.

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Martina Ventura -Oct 30, 2015, 5:37AM
I haven't read this book yet but i love book club posts so keep it up :) www.svenjournal.com
Alla -Oct 28, 2015, 2:32PM
Went to see Patti Smith a few weeks ago in Boston when she was signing her book and giving an hour talk! What an interesting woman! Haven't finished reading the book yet, in the middle of my reading. Beautiful narrative!

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Our new Vintage collection might just show you the way to a good time! Read More

Martina Ventura -Oct 30, 2015, 5:39AM
I Love love love the striped pants in the first picture! http://www.svenjournal.com
Michelle -Oct 22, 2015, 7:53AM
Playing some board games with a bunch of good friends! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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Post image for October Book Club: M Train Stations 1 & 2 Discussion

Join in on this week’s book club discussion around sections one and two of Patti Smith’s book M Train.

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Tereza -Oct 20, 2015, 11:55PM
Definitely adding this to my list! http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com
Susan -Oct 20, 2015, 11:52AM
such a wonderful and though provoking post.....my "Cafe Ino" was a sleepy Los Angeles bookshop/coffeehouse that is now sadly closed. It was casual relaxed welcoming and homey in stark contrast to the hyped up is-it-done-already and why-aren't-you-there-yet hyped up tone of the city..its been years since they closed their doors but I still mourn the loss ever since I pass by the building... The Weaver Of Words.....give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com

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“Home is where your heart is full. You feel a constant euphoria and you
never want to leave that moment that you wish could last an eternity.”Read More

Amy -Oct 20, 2015, 11:38AM
Oh this post is bringing back memories! I went hiking in Norway over the summer and it was the most beautiful experience, I felt so at peace and these words and photographs really resonate with me. a x you-ruin-everything.blogspot.co.uk
Jodi -Oct 16, 2015, 6:16PM
A great travel inspiration post. These photos are so beautiful. No matter where you are, home is definitely where your heart is and where it is most comfortable. www.throughmyowneyes.com

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Always on a quest to create art, Melodi Meadows shares her experience as she searches Big Sur for inspiration. Read More

Jodi -Oct 16, 2015, 6:13PM
them white leggings tho....LOVE! www.throughmyowneyes.com
jelena -Oct 16, 2015, 12:38PM
yes...that's why I started with blogging! Creativity is major importance in my life, too :) and your blog has been a great inspiration for years to me, thanks <3

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When the body screams for rest, do you listen to it?Read More

Devina -Oct 21, 2015, 3:04AM
I like to just BE. I like to sit outside in nature and just reconnect with the world around and within me. We are human, but we are also mammals and we go through cycles of high and low energy, rest and activity. We need that balance to survive and simply just being at one with our own thoughts, the world around us and switching off our phones for an hour or two can make the world of difference. Without these kinds of breaks I know I would really lose it! I read Tarot for many people and hear many stories and pick up a lot of energy, so being outside and just pressing my inner "refresh" button is my way of spending well earned and needed down time. www.etsy.com/shop/DevinasTarot
Jessii Love -Oct 17, 2015, 6:20PM
I enjoy a good spa-like bubble bath with a rich lavender white chocolate......yummy!

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Post image for Austin, Again: Returning to a Favorite City

A second city. A home away from home.

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marissa -Oct 24, 2015, 1:15PM
so strange seeing you were so close to me at Kurt Vile, we waited and got front (well, more like second) row to his show.
Amy Bielawski -Oct 21, 2015, 5:36PM
I feel the same about NOLA... But I'd bet that I would also feel right at home in Austin.. Time to branch out and see something different.

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Post image for Letting Go of “All or Nothing”

Some days, we’re just not feeling 100%. People, events and obligations are tugging at us from left and right, each taking bits of our precious time and energy one by one. On these days, it just doesn’t seem possible to put in our usual “all”… so we choose to put in nothing.

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G$ -Oct 16, 2015, 3:31PM
This is beautiful and so inspirational. I feel calm reading this.
Tabea -Oct 12, 2015, 4:50PM
wonderful article, just calms me down.

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