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Newberry book [Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly] mentioned young girl wondering if everyone has their own God, which you’d never considered. seems true in a way. not the idea of millions of Gods but universal Loving Kindness with power to be everywhere & with everyone at once. soothing to think you don’t have to understand to know it’s true.

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watching [a child I mentor’s] interest in an Erik Blegvad book from the ‘80s was lovely. as was her preferring reading to playing cards or games.  truly hope you can instill the gift of loving to read in her. an accomplishment to be proud of.

 

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read a great quote in Lincoln in the Bardo. re-read it & remember that patience is cue:

“All we can control is the spirit in which we give.”

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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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