Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beauty in the world

“Let’s think of reverence as awe, as presence in and openness to the world. The alternative is that we stultify, we shut down. Think of those times when you’ve read prose or poetry that is presented in such a way that you have a fleeting sense of being startled by beauty or insight, by a glimpse into someone’s soul.”

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird.

2 comments:

Krista January 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM  

I love Bird by Bird. It could use less of the rough language, but oh...! I come out feeling so refreshed about writing when I read it. A snippet now and then, particularly when I'm feeling blue about writing skills, is definitely helpful. :-)

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