Zipless is Fearless
“Any system was a straightjacket if you insisted on adhering to it so totally and humorlessly.”
"They screamed at me, but I couldn't hear. I was reading. I was writing. I was safe."
"What was that other voice which kept calling me coward! and egging me on to burn my bridges, to swallow the poison in one gulp instead of drop by drop, to go down into the bottom of my fear and see if I could pull myself up? Was it a voice? Or was it a thump? Something even more primitive than speech. A kind of pounding in my gut which I had nicknamed my "hunger-thump." It was as if my stomach thought of itself as a heart. And no matter how I filled it—with men, with books, with food—it refused to be still. Unfillable—that's what I was. Nymphomania of the brain. Starvation of the heart."
"Freedom is full of fear. But fear isn't the worst thing we face. Paralysis is."
|F2F32, moderated by the lovely Marie Ricana,|
at Titania Wine Cellar, Makati.
Photo courtesy of Monique.