November 6, 2013

Quote: Anne Lamott

Found this beautiful quote on Non-fiction writer, Anne Lamott, on why we read and write:

"Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand out senses of life: they feed the soul. When writers makes us shake out 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 chance the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship."

The funny thing is, reading Anne's quote brought about the same emotions that she was articulating.

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