Anaïs Nin

A Quiet Retreat

The quote in my Woman’s Diary for the week of November 22, 2010 was from Anais Nin.

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

What better way to introduce the idea of clanmother.

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell was born in Neuilly, France on February 21, 1903, at the dawning of a new century. I was not surprised to find that both parents were artistic, with extraordinary personal histories. Joaquin Nin, her father was a pianist and composer and her mother, Rosa Culmell was a classically trained singer. The fascinating part – her parents lived and met in Cuba. But there is a Paris connection dating back to when her father’s great grandfather fled France during the French Revolution.

Anaïs Nin captured life in her famous journals, which covers more than 60 years. She discovered blogging in an age of pen and paper.
Clanmother is about celebrating journeys, kindred spirits and legacies. This blog strives to understand “only by this meeting that a new world is born.”