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I Hope You Don't Have an Itsy-Bitsy Easter

“There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end.  It is so self-conscience, so apparently moral…I won’t have it.   521 more words

Finding Hope

“Somewhere, and I can’t find where, I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest, “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” “No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.” “Then why,” asked the Eskimo earnestly, “did you tell me?”

- Annie Dillard



In Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak told the story of a young boy named Max. Dressed as a wolf, Max misbehaved and was sent to his room. 425 more words


Annie Dillard, Living Like Weasels

A weasel is wild. Who knows what he thinks? He sleeps in his underground den, his tail draped over his nose. Sometimes he lives in his den for two days without leaving. 1,581 more words


unmerited grace

At its best, the sensation of writing is that of an unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — is it handed to you. – Annie Dillard

Quote Of The Day

“We arise from dirt and we dwindle to dirt and the might of the world is arrayed against us.”

I think about this place often.

The Writing Life

At garage sales

I go straight to the carton of second-hand books

I always look for The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

determined to own every copy… 61 more words