The only thing that makes me feel better about a shitty situation is reading the words of a writer who has summed up all that I am thinking with such accuracy that it’s as if he or she has snuck into my brain to take a look inside. There is endless comfort in knowing someone else has put my thoughts on paper — that I don’t have to, for now at least, and that I’m not alone. Anne Lamott does that here:
Dealing with your rage and grief will give you life. That is both the good news and the bad news: The solution is at hand. Wherever the great dilemma exists is where the great growth is, too. It would be very nice for nervous types like me if things were black-and-white, and you could tell where one thing ended and the next thing began, but as Einstein taught us, everything in the future and the past is right here now. There’s always something ending and something beginning.
From her essay, “How To Find Out Who You Really Are”
Image from the Hunting Ensemble