Monday, March 26, 2012

Sheep Lice Don't Write So Much

"Good writing is about telling the truth. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing which is one reason they write so very little. But we do." -Anne Lamott

I love Anne Lamott. Shes funny, insightful, and really knows what shes talking about when it comes to words and writing. Behind this whimsy, is some powerful truth. We really do want to know... in eachother and in the human narrative, we find ourselves. No matter how fictional a story is, if it tells the truth, that will be the story that stays with us.

Its unfortunate that sheep lice don't write; I woulda liked to read their point of view... their truth would probably be black and white though, and pretty dang woolly.


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