14 August 2007


daniel & i spent the past four days visiting boston. daniel was attending a conference on community gardening & i spent the days wandering around boston (where i spent a summer while in college) & visiting with my college roommate, katie.

(by the way, she has a new cd out called "firecracker" & is setting off on a tour in the fall [brooklyn & martha's vineyard], she's great, check her out by clicking on the picture)

i spent two leisurely mornings in coffee shops reading anne lamott's newest book- grace (eventually) : thoughts on faith. i loved it.

some favorite excerpts...

'the Spirit lifted me & now it holds on lightly, like my faither's hands around my ankles when i used to ride on his shoulders.'
'sometimes grace works like water wings when you feel you are sinking'.

'no matter how much of our time is spent in the pursuit of physical beauty, even to great success, the Mirror on the Wall will always say, "Snow White lives", & this is in fact a lie-Snow White is a fairy tale. lies cannot nourish or protect you. only freedom from fear, freedom from lies, can make us beautiful & keep us safe. there is a line i try to live by, spoken at the end of each vedanta service: "and may the free make others free".'


nateshorb said...

holy moly, katie chastain is a rock star, and a good one at that. this is good news.

Veronica said...

I was debating whether to dig into yet more Lamott -- you have convinced me!

heidi said...

Amanda, My dad just read that Anne Lamott book and I am on the library waiting list for it. You made me more excited to read it! Hope you are well!