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“For me, writing is not about filling my head with ideas, then downloading them to the page. That’s not writing, it’s typing. Writing is an unfolding of what’s going on inside of me as I talk to myself on a pad of paper or a computer, a version of talk therapy that requires neither an appointment nor a fee.”
“I’m not given to waxing romantic about aging and dying. I simply know that the first is a privilege and the second is not up for negotiation.”
“In my haste to get back to writing, I’d failed to pause for even a few minutes to take in the loveliness of an awakening world.”
Can you say, “BRILLIANT?!?” I can, too. I’ll say it 1000 times regarding Parker J. Palmer’s On the Brink of Everything – Grace, Gravity & Getting Old. As I sat reading this book (in one sitting, I might add) it felt like I was a child again sitting at my grandpa’s feet, listening to wisdom that can only be gleaned from a learned individual with a life well lived behind them, and a treasury of memories yet to be made ahead of them.
Like many before this one, I received an Advanced Preview Copy of the book. I usually donate these titles once I’ve read them, but this one, I’ll definitely keep both for enjoyment and for its numerous points of reference.
Parker in this, his 10th publication, will soon begin his 80th year. He dedicated this work to pondering life, and “collaborating with aging,” as he so gingerly describes it. I truly can’t say enough about this piece.
My suggestion to anyone over the age of 30 is to grab this book, keep it near, read it, and then read it again. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll remember to take the time to really live and to never mistake merely existing for actually living.
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While I was in Memphis for the BWABC Literary Conference, besides visiting Graceland, I had the opportunity to spend time at the Civil Rights Museum. The museum is situated at the Lorraine Motel, the site…
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