Raw, adjective: 9. disagreeably damp and chilly, as the weather or air: a raw, foggy day at the beach.


There are gaping holes in everything. Life is a nice fresh batch of Swiss cheese. (Note to self: Savor the holes, too, like the spaces between musical notes.) 
                                 — Anne Lamott

Spent this cool foggy almost-Daylight-Savings-Time autumn morning finishing up Lamott's Some Assembly Required. Grateful for writers like her who dare to be at once spiritual and — gasp! — human. As I read her writing, I thought of my friend Andrea's reminder: "Don't get so spiritual that you lose your personality."

Preach.

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