Alright, this one is totally different from my normal reading material, but I am hooked. It’s funny, as in odd, not humorous. I have no interest in creating anything whether it is writing, painting, music, etc. I told a friend who is an art teacher once that all artists need an audience and that is my job. I am happy with that role. This book however really has some good nuggets. Some of them are her words and some are quotes from other people. Either way, I am enjoying them.
This week’s quote is actually a quote of a quote of a quote. I am quoting the author who is quoting Erica Jong.
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
I have read variations of that thought before. Years ago, I read a passage in “something” where the author was bemoaning that she wanted to write a book, but did not have time. Her friend told her she would find the time for anything she really wanted to do. She said the advice made her mad because she knew it was true.
That has stuck with and I have a feeling this quote by Jong will as well.