The unfed mind.

"The unfed mind devours itself" - Gore Vidal 

This quote struck me with the force of lightning. Feeding our minds is as important as feeding our bodies. We need pursuit. We need to learn. We are woven tapestries of all that we love and know. What makes us who we are is what we love. We must find what we love and take care of it. Just as we do our body. We must also pursue knowledge that makes us uncomfortable... ideas, places, concepts that stretch our minds. We have to participate. We can't let life pass us by. We can't be spectators. We must dive in. Feed your mind, feed your spirit, feed your soul. What we love connects us with others. As C.S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What? You, too? I thought I was the only one." When we share something we love with someone we are sharing a part of ourself. We are presenting a piece of who we are. Ideas, knowledge, love... these things feed our flames. And we have a responsibility to keep our flames lit. We are the keepers and protectors of our flame.  In the words of Dylan Thomas, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Keep your flame ignited. Even through our darkest moments we can still keep our light on. A dim light will still attract a moth. We need to keep reaching, searching, & learning. Do not be idle. Idle minds and idle bodies suffer. Weave your tapestry. Fight for your dreams and happiness. You must feed your mind, body, & spirit. 

My sweet Loulou had to make an appearance as well :) 

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Hello! I'm Kirby. A stylist and writer based in Birmingham, Alabama.