Moments of Honesty

Ninety-six words. Two great moments of honesty…

“My friends turned me on to Kierkegaard, Beckett, Doris Lessing.  I swooned with the excitement and nourishment of it all.  I remember reading C. S. Lewis for the first time, Surprised by Joy, and how, looking inside himself, he found “a zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds.”  I felt elated and absolved.  I had thought that the people one admired, the kind, smart people of the world, were not like that on the inside, were different from me and say, Toulouse-Lautrec.” –Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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