“The soul rejoices in hearing what it already knows”. – Anne Lamott
Have you ever read a passage in a book, a line in a blog post, a verse from a Holy Book, or even heard a sentence during a conversation that resonated with you on the deepest level?
I have had the experience. I sometimes come across a truth that makes me ring like a struck bell.
When it happens, outwardly, time stops; on the inside, my mind races, trying to assimilate the line I have just read or heard with what I know to be true. If the fit is good, I add these lines to my reservoir of certainties that guide me through life.
There are books I hold onto which, after I have read them, are dog-eared and highlighted, with notes scribbled in the margins, too defaced to be donatable. These are the keepers. I come back to these books time after time, seeking the veracity they contain in times of need.
Here are two such passages from my favorite author Annie Dillard:
“The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright. We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain.”
“The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.”
What passages make your soul rejoice?
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