the hardest work we do is self-love and forgiveness.
Ali and I shared a struggle with perfectionism, the most toxic condition of the soul.
Anne Lamott in Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage (2021)
Hannah’s dear friend and Arizona State University mentor, Nan Inskeep, emailed Hannah last week, “To run, not walk and get this book!” That was enough for me to request it through interlibrary loan from the York Public Library. Since it was Nan recommendation, I began reading it immediately upon bringing the book home. I’ve finished the first chapter and so far, so good.
Anne Lamott is a favorite of ours. We have these three books on our shelves. Bird by Bird is the classic about writing that I read in the 1990s when I began developing as a writer.