Buoyancy is Restored


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Ok…I’m evidently having my own Anne Lamott Appreciation Fest…

so much of what she has written is shouting out to me now.

Maybe it will speak to you also.

Enjoy!

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation.

They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life:

they feed the soul.

When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness

of their prose and their truths,

and even make us laugh about ourselves or life,

our buoyancy is restored.

We are given a shot at dancing with,

or at least clapping along with,

the absurdity of life,

instead of being squashed by it over and over again.

It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea.

You can’t stop the raging storm,

but singing can change the

hearts and spirits

of the people who are together on that ship.” 

― Anne LamottBird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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