Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"But you can’t get to any of these truths
by sitting in a field smiling beatifically,
avoiding your anger and damage and grief.
Your anger and damage and
grief are the way to the truth.
We don’t have much truth to express unless
we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods
and abysses that we were told not go in to.
When we have gone in and looked around for a long while,
just breathing and finally taking it in –
then we will be able to speak in our own voice
and to stay in the present moment.
And that moment is home."

— Anne Lamott