Especially for Anne Bananne…

She prayed to have a moment of clarity, and by God, she did. It was that she was mad as a hatter. That’s okay, she said, patting her own shoulder. All your better people were.

—Anne Lamott, Blue Shoe, 2002, p. 48

On the next page: “silky strings of touch”….

Anne Lamott and I come at life from different directions, but she’s worth reading for Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1995), on how to write, if nothing else. I gotta admit, though, I think I liked Stephen King’s book on how to write (titled cleverly enoughOn Writing) even better. Read them both, then act on their suggestions, and you’ll be well on your way!

So far (up to page 50), there’s been one tiny hint of the blue shoe, but I’m still waiting to find out its significance….

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