Saturday, February 28, 2009

Reading Anne Lamott

"Later...I remembered the seasonal showers in the desert, how potholes in the rocks fill up with rain. When you look later, there are already frogs in the water, and brine shrimp reproducing, like commas doing the macarena; and it seems, but only seems, that you went from parched to overflow in the blink of an eye."


"You've got to love this in a God--consistently assembling the motleyest people to bring, into the lonely and frightening world, a commitment to caring and community. It's a centuries-long reality show--Moses the stutterer, Rahab the hooker, David the adulterer, Mary the homeless teenager. Not to mention all the mealy-mouthed disciples. Not to mention a raging insecure narcissist like me."

12 comments:

gitz said...

I do love that in God... because if you were anything less or more than what you are I would be hiding under a rock with all my glaring imperfections rather than excitedly clicking on every new post.

Lucky us.

Terroni said...

Such a lovely thing to say...thank you, Gitz.

☆Susan☆ said...

Rehab is my favorite. (Next to Rachel, of course) I don't believe in this god, or any god, but I really wish I did...wish I could.

nina said...

i am embarrassed to say that i don't know what the heck you are talking about.

but, i hope you are having a good sunday anyway.

oxox
nina

MmeBenaut said...

Narcissists are insecure? Well, I suppose so, that's why they have to keep checking themselves in the mirror or something like that.

Commas doing the macarena? Terroni, you are hoot which is why God loves you and so do I.

Terroni said...

Actually, Madame, these are quotes from Anne Lamott.

But, thank you for the love. :)

citizen of the world said...

I love that about this world - the amazing diversity, the astounding mix of strenght and fragility.

Shan said...

Hmmm...that's strange. I guess I've never read anything by her even though the name is so familiar. I'll check into her next time I'm at the library and see what I think. ;)

Amanda said...

haha... I think that you, and all of your friends, seriously should be writing this stuff down for some sort of publication. More people need to be reading this stuff!

MmeBenaut said...

Thanks for the correction Terroni. OK, I love Anne Lamott. What is the title of the book? And you're welcome ... about the love bit. Smooch!

Scout said...

Anne Lamott is one of my favorite authors, although I haven't quite gotten into her fiction yet. I read her book on Grace a couple of months ago.

Maria said...

Nobody says it like Annie.