Winterson + Essentials

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The very lovely Elizabeth from Primoeza tagged me to post my five daily essentials. I would love to play by the rules and show you a snapshot of these essentials, but alas, my camera is not in my possession, and my phone is not swanky enough to take photos. So I'm going to use some creative license with this tag and name these essentials partly through Jeanette Winterson's magic words. Just because.

As the world shrinks, imaginative space becomes more important.

-Jeanette Winterson, Home.

I need some imaginative space on a daily basis. This usually occurs while staring out of the window.

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Am I suspicious of people who have few books? Well, yes, I am, not because I wonder if they are shallow and stupid, but because with such people I don’t know how to read between the lines.

-Jeanette Winterson, The Books We Choose to Keep.

Books are a daily essential for me, whether blank books to jot down ideas in (Moleskine is my favourite), or books to read.

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I go to poetry the way some people grab an espresso; for an energy shot, a hit of warmth, and to clear my head.

-Jeanette Winterson, Poetry.

I can't live a day without coffee, whatever the kind, although I'm particularly fond of espresso at the moment. To me, coffee is like poetry and poetry is like coffee.

I also definitely need my glasses and lip balm on a daily basis. I tag Sundari, Sofia and Tracey.

To read more of Winterson's words, click here.

Image credits: all images are by Eric Degenhardt, from the Baron Wells website for their Giulia Avec Paris campaign.