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Annie Dillard

The Writing Life

I admire those eighteenth-century Hasids who understood the risk of prayer. Rabbi Uri of Strelisk took sorrowful leave of his household every morning because he was setting off to his prayers. 88 more words

Annie Dillard

Spontaneous Love

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” ― Annie Dillard, The Living

Today’s word of the day, from the Oxford English Dictionary, is… 871 more words


Spend it all

I love this quote by Annie Dillard–a caution against hoarding stuff, even writing, for later, just in case… There wasn’t room on the graphic for the whole quote. 111 more words


on poetry

“Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. 36 more words


Shining the Light of Love

f you don’t know who Palmer Parker is, then it is my great pleasure to introduce him to you. A sociologist by training, he’s a writer, speaker, and activist who has spent his career looking at how to make a difference in education and communities, particularly by looking at issues of leadership and spirituality as we engage in social change. 500 more words

Letters From Memphis

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Annie Dillard

The Writing Life

It is the beginning of a work that the writer throws away.

A painting covers its tracks. Painters work from the ground up. 463 more words

Annie Dillard

Living Like Weasels

“We can live any way we want.  People take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience—even of silence—by choice.  The thing is to stalk your calling in a certain skilled and supple way, to locate the most tender and live spot and plug into that pulse.   343 more words