You’re So Naive

Jennifer Allison

“He destroyed in her the knowing, doubting, sophisticated Ella, and again and again he put her intelligence to sleep, and with her willing connivance, so that she floated darkly on her love for him, on her naivety, which is another word for a spontaneous creative faith. And when his own distrust of himself destroyed this woman-in-love, so that she began thinking, she would fight to return to naivety.”
― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition



7 thoughts on “You’re So Naive

  1. Your naivety helps you to perfectly see and understand things! I wear mine proudly around my neck also, and i like it…i have faith always in my fellow humans, though we all fall, when we fall a lot more grow to a better understanding of themselves. Never change, that is the pure innocence of your heart and spirit! It is a very beautiful treasure to have! I love your post it is very uplifting, and thanks for always sharing yourself…you are a lovely gem…my sister!

    • onestreetshy July 27, 2012 / 3:03 pm

      As always Wendell, thank you for the kind kind words.

  2. gotasté July 26, 2012 / 6:35 am

    in your post, i see courage. a courage to trust your believes and live happy with your true self. many people are not able to achieve that. i don’t know what you’ve being through but your sentiments has touched me once again.

  3. Ed Lynch August 14, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    This is such an eloquent and honest post, qualities which I find in abundance as I explore your work. I’m also reminded of how Hemingway said that a person can be destroyed but not defeated. Meaning, of course, that people can take from us as they will, but they can never take our dignity. Something tells me you would agree!

  4. onestreetshy August 14, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Something told you right. Thank you again for not only visiting my blog and following, but for the many kind words as well. I enjoy your writing and photos and look forward to reading more.

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