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Bird by Bird

I’m reading Bird by Bird, a book by Anne Lamott, and came across this passage.

E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard.”

It’s also one of the best metaphors I’ve heard for being present in your daily life. Enjoying each moment as it happens makes the whole experience – your life – vibrant and memorable.

I’m going to try and focus on the two or three feet ahead of me, especially during this holiday season. I hope you’ll join me.
Posted by Missy Baker, a long-time student of Elesa Commerse.

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Posted Dec. 24, 2012

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