Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday - Tips from the Tops -


“Jealousy always has been my cross, the weakness and woundedness in me that has most often caused me to feel ugly and unlovable, like the Bad Seed. I’ve had many years of recovery and therapy, years filled with intimate and devoted friendships, yet I still struggle. I know that when someone gets a big slice of pie, it doesn’t mean there’s less for me. In fact, I know that there isn’t even a pie, that there’s plenty to go around, enough food and love and air.

But I don’t believe it for a second.

I secretly believe there’s a pie. I will go to my grave brandishing my fork.”


― Anne LamottGrace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

I guess this isn't so much a tip as a true state of being for one wonderful human. I often go back and read this or anything Anne may say on the state of writing and art and living a life that is meaningful. It always reminds me that we are flawed -we fall down, we get up, we stumble again - but the only thing that matters is that we get up one more time than we fall down.

I'm off to unpack a zillion more boxes into a space not big enough for them. I will write tomorrow. Today, sharing this is what I've got for you. Take it with all love.

8 comments:

Jill Haugh said...

I'll take a slice too...

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Good luck with your unloading, Jan. And thanks for the bit from Anne Lamotte. I love it!

Faith Pray said...

Absolutely perfect! I love this quote, perhaps because I'm so with her; joyful for my successful friends, and restless for some sort of personal establishment. Happy unpacking to you. I hope you are struck with all manner of unexpected story lightning as you work!

Kittie Howard said...

Good luck with your unpacking! It'll be nice to see your friends again. Loved your quote. Gonna give it some though.

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M. J. Joachim said...

Wishing you every success!

farawayeyes said...

"I will go to my grave brandishing my fork." What an exceptional line.

Tammy Theriault said...

just don't trip over those boxes...you may not be able to "get up" from that :D newest follower, hi!