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Maidenhair fern
The Maidenhair fern belongs to the large and widespread genus Adiantum (Pteridaceae) which includes 150–200 species.
The genus name Adiantum comes from the Greek, adiantos, meaning unwettable, referring to the water-repellent fronds.
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Photo credit: ©Iris Mackenzie
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libutron:

Maidenhair fern

The Maidenhair fern belongs to the large and widespread genus Adiantum (Pteridaceae) which includes 150–200 species.

The genus name Adiantum comes from the Greek, adiantos, meaning unwettable, referring to the water-repellent fronds.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Iris Mackenzie

Locality: unknown

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How I Write: William Dalrymple

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I finally got my copies! Wanted to share a few more interior images, and there’s also a big foldout in the middle showing the big fight. Seeing everything in person is even better than I imagined! The care taken with the binding and printing is simply amazing. A big thank you to Marco and everyone else involved in the production!

“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”

—   Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

“Transformations require that we let go of familiar ways of doing things, without yet knowing what we will do next.”

—   Sheldon Kopp
Amelia Earhart

“You will find your own ethical dilemmas in all parts of your lives, both personal and professional. We all have different desires and needs, but if we don’t discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled. Sooner or later, we are all asked to compromise ourselves and the things we care about. We define ourselves by our actions. With each decision, we tell ourselves and the world who we are. Think about what you want out of this life, and recognize that there are many kinds of success.”

How we end up marrying the wrong people

 A good partnership is not so much one between two healthy people (there aren’t many of these on the planet), it’s one between two demented people who have had the skill or luck to find a non-threatening conscious accommodation between their relative insanities.

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How to get out of your own way

While there is no quick fix for instant, pain-free creativity, creative recovery (or discovery) is a teachable, trackable spiritual process. Each of us is complex and highly individual, yet there are common recognizable denominators to the creative recovery process.

Working with this process, I see a certain amount of defiance and giddiness in the first few weeks. This entry stage is followed closely by explosive anger in the course’s midsection. The anger is followed by grief, then alternating waves of resistance and hope. This peaks-and-valleys phase of growth becomes a series of expansions and contractions, a birthing process in which students experience intense elation and defensive skepticism.

This choppy growth phase is followed by a strong urge to abandon the process and return to life as we know it. In other words, a bargaining period. People are often tempted to abandon the course at this point. I call this a creative U-turn. Re-commitment to the process next triggers the free-fall of a major ego surrender. Following this, the final phase of the course is characterized by a new sense of self marked by increased autonomy, resilience, expectancy, and excitement—as well as by the capacity to make and execute concrete creative plans.

If this sounds like a lot of emotional tumult, it is. When we engage in a creativity recovery, we enter into a withdrawal process from life as we know it. Withdrawal is another way of saying detachment or nonattachment, which is emblematic of consistent work with any meditation practice.

Julia Cameron