“writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. 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 lamott

Thursday, January 3, 2013

a journey and a journal

the list of books I read in 2012 is as good a travelogue of the past year as anything else I can think of.
my thoughts are constantly changed by what i've read, and my thoughts change my desires, and my desires change my actions.

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