Anne Lamott (Author) Writes Down Every Single Thing She Knows, As of Today

I love Anne Lamott and was so thrilled Elle Knowles, a writer I follow, reblogged her essay from Salon originally on Kindness Blog.  Anne is such a light for me quieting my heart, adding hope while making me laugh. I highly recommend anything Anne Lamott pens. Enjoy.  Susannah

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61st birthdayI am going to be 61 years old in 48 hours. Wow. I thought i was only forty-seven, but looking over the paperwork, I see that I was born in 1954.

My inside self does not have an age, although can’t help mentioning as an aside that it might have been useful had I not followed the Skin Care rules of the sixties, ie to get as much sun as possible, while slathered in baby oil. (My sober friend Paul O said, at eighty, that he felt like a young man who had something wrong with him.).

Anyway, I thought I might take the opportunity to write down every single thing I know, as of today.

1. All truth is a paradox. Life is a precious unfathomably beautiful gift; and it is impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It has been a very bad match for those of…

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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8 Responses to Anne Lamott (Author) Writes Down Every Single Thing She Knows, As of Today

  1. Thanks for this, too. I have reblogged it on my own blog.


  2. Elle Knowles says:

    Isn’t she the greatest? And I never would have know if it hadn’t been for you? ~Elle


    • I’m so glad you feel that way. I read her books over and over again. Two of my favorites are when she was pregnant in Operating Instructions, and then when she becomes a grandmother – Some Assembly Required. She is so funny, and honest. My goal…to be as candid as Anne Lamott. Thanks for reblogging….another fellow, Kindredspirit23, wrote to say he also reblogged. Anne’s ears must be ringing.

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  3. I only meant to skim this but I read the whole thing and even commented. Thanks for sharing; there’s a lot of wisdom there.


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