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"You are what you repeatedly do. If I compose myself through my repetitions, could changing the things I repeat change me?" I love this.

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May 3Liked by Madeleine Dore

This is my most favourite piece of your writing that I’ve enjoyed over the recent months, and I love your things from the day very much! Truly love the simplicity yet impact of your reflections, reminding me once again of the absolute power and magic of the ordinary, thank you 🙏🏻

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Thank you for the encouraging words as ever, Julie-Ann — and I'm glad the reflections have hold these little yet magical reminders for you! ❤️

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Madeleine, this is absolutely stunning to read. I've recently found my own loop in some wide open space near my new place. So much of what you captured here affirms my draw to it.

I wonder if there is something else happening here to strengthen the connection. Reflection. Deepening the experience and the way you show up to it curiously.

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I love this synchronicity of our loops, Amanda! I agree so much reflection, depth and curiosity can be found in these spaces ❤️

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May 3Liked by Madeleine Dore

I truly felt this read in my heart

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I love these inner struggles - which habits are addictions and which are strengthening repetitions? I loved the one day you missed the park because there was a priority… real and vulnerable. Thank you.

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Thank you for reading with such attentiveness! ❤️

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May 9·edited May 9Liked by Madeleine Dore

This is so beautiful, Madeleine! "Maybe some decisions are like new shoes we need to wear in—step after step after step." This is such a freeing thought.

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Thank you for reading ❤️

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You capture this beautifully. Thanks for sharing :)

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Your love for your loop inspired my love for your loop and then love for my own loops and this too is yet another loop. An overlap of awe. Now I’m thinking of the people I love and the loops they love and how this looping is at the center of every heart. Anyway, thank you for loving something, for letting that love be kept right here, rippling out.

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Look at our infinite of loops — which is another loop for our loops! Thank you for reading and your stunning comment that's akin to a poem ❤️

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May 5Liked by Madeleine Dore

I am knitting right now, finishing a sweater I’ve been working on for months. Hundreds of thousands of loops, the repetitive motion adding up over time to something physical, warm, beautiful. May you find the same in all of your loops 💜

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Such gorgeous words Ophelie, thank you, and I'm sure the sweater will as gorgeous as all your creations! ❤️

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May 5Liked by Madeleine Dore

Gorgeous! I really enjoyed this.

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May 5Liked by Madeleine Dore

“I often find it hard to make the decision to leave, but always feel ready to go just as the time arrives. “

Oof

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You know, you know? ❤️

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May 4·edited May 4Liked by Madeleine Dore

Thanks for writing this, Madeleine. I am glad I couldn’t read the whole thing on the day I began to read it. And then it remained on my laptop as the thing I had to go back to. Until the day, it became the thing I wanted to go back to. Coincidentally, as I read the whole thing, I realised how many things made sense and connection with my own feelings and experiences from the last few days. Thanks for looping us, your readers, in :)

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How lovely Babli, both for this essay to be the thing you wanted to return to, and for it to be a timely thing for you to return to! Thanks for keeping it in your tabs ❤️

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May 3Liked by Madeleine Dore

I loved this line.

"If the formulae for addiction is an ever increasing craving for an ever diminishing pleasure, perhaps things with a closed loop can create a steady craving for a contained pleasure?"

I think my son is often trying to close the loop. He thinks in chunks, so once he starts an activity, he needs to finish it the way he did before, to leave something undone is torture for him. But when I see it in contrast to an increasing craving for a diminishing pleasure, it feels wise not foolish.

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I'm glad the line contained a little reframe! Reminds me of something I jotted down last week too: "The thing about life-changing advice is that often the reverse of that same advice can be life-changing for someone else."

We each just need to find our own way, and it's an ongoing experiment! ❤️

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May 3Liked by Madeleine Dore

This was just beautiful. Thank you. 🩷

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May 3Liked by Madeleine Dore

Love this!

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This is inspiring ❤️

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