“I dip my pen in the blackest ink because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t remember exactly when I first discovered this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, but I believe it was some time in high school. It resonated with me so strongly that even now, some 20 years later, I am still moved by the words. To me, this is a life goal, a mantra. I strive to live in such a way that I am confident in what I do and say, and am willing to stand by my words and actions even when I have been wrong, or have hurt others. I strive to live truthfully, honoring my experiences and feelings, and accepting responsibility for the power and place I hold in the world. I choose to write my life in the blackest ink, and never fear falling into my inkpot.
My name is Catherine, you can call me Cat. I live in Los Angeles, have a 65lb pitbull who thinks she is a lap dog, and two sphinxes who think they own the place. They’re not wrong.