9.16.2008

'Right foot, left foot, right foot, breathe.'

I've been feeling under the weather, literally and figuratively for the past few days what with the depressing news of natural and financial disasters...and don't get me started on politics! Still much to do to get ready for Festival in the Park this weekend in Charlotte, so I'll close with this quote from one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott, who included this in her 'A Call to Arms' today, in Salon:

"Figure out one thing you can do every single day to be a part of the
solution, concentrating on swing states. Money, walking precincts, registering
voters, whatever. This is the only way miracles ever happen -- left foot, right
foot, left foot, breathe. Right foot, left foot, right foot, breathe. The great
novelist E.L. Doctorow once said that writing a novel is like driving at night
with the headlights on: You can only see a little ways in front of you, but you
can make the whole journey this way. It is the truest of all things; the only
way to write a book, raise a child, save the world."


Amen.

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