It’s a new year, and this is my one-hundredth quote, offered up weekly for nearly two years now. I knew I had to make this week count. This quote comes from Anne LaMott, the progressive writer and teacher whose nonfiction and novels are remarkable for their wisdom, humor, and insights into human life. I’ve been reading her book Small Victories lately and came across this one.
Life does not seem to present itself to me for my convenience, to box itself up nicely so I can write about it with wisdom and a point to make before before putting it on a shelf somewhere. Now, at this stage in my life, I understand just enough about life to understand that I do not understand much of anything.
– from the chapter, “Ladders,” in Small Victories: Spotting Improbably Moments of Grace by Anne LaMott