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  •  Anne Lamont...... (15+ / 0-)

    The Prayer of an Unconventional Family

    Books and The New Yorker were the collagen that kept my parents together for close to three decades, but eventually and badly, they parted ways. My mother got all the M.F.K. Fisher books. My father got the first edition James Thurbers.

    ~snip~

    Everyone grieved for the man they had lost, but they’d also lost a valued writer, another travel guide in this nutty and harrowing journey of life. Writers show us the glades we’d somehow missed, the trickling voices of streams, the eyes of a barn owl watching us. We couldn’t always see this in our own lives, but a writer like my father revealed a shape and movement amid it all, layers, meaning, perspective, joy, because he paid such careful attention, and paying attention is about the biggest redemption there is. And that was always our prayer.

    Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

    by princesspat on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:50:32 AM PST

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