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keep reading. books come to meet you, per Jonathan Safran Foer.

 

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re-reading E.L. Konigsburg’s ‘The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place.’ such a wonder. write the paragraph that rang like a bell last nite:

“He knew that she had a tendency to mistake rules, her rules, for principles. She did not bend because she did not have enough confidence to know when or how far.”

circles back to fear, & you feel you have your own to deal with. don’t need anyone stoking the fire.

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enjoying re-reading [Jean Webster’s] Daddy-Long-Legs. such a good book you feel you could start over when you finish. written in 1912 & so much fun.

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reading about John Adams [David McCullough’s excellent biography]. struck by how Adams emphasized the importance of happiness and the right to it. it’s your right too, dear one. pursue it courageously.

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you feel more light-hearted & the book [Julie Schumacher’s poignantly hilarious  Dear Committee Members] is a pleasant bonus.

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Dominant Hand: I need to find some way to inspire serenity.

for your own sake, which most definitely includes your health, yes you do. you started listening to Jonathan Safran Foer on ‘Fresh Air’ & immediately felt calmer. so intelligently down-to-earth & well-spoken. he was like a voice in the wilderness.

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[After writing about my admiration for Jonathan Safran Foer & meeting him when Everything is Illuminated was first published]: artists of any kind always energize you. could use a ‘zap’ now, too!

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