A little willingness to see

Wherever you turn your eyes the world can shine like transfiguration.  You don’t have to bring a thing to it except a little willingness to see.  Only, who could have the courage to see it?

– Marilynne Robinson, Gilead


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5 Comments

  1. Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    I love that book – It’s strange that it meant me so deeply this year, but it did. I read it over and over. Cover to cover. It was his heart – and the great depth of kindness. It made me cry. I will write about in my blog. I think what’s strange to me – is that I was just saying to myself, is there anyone else who loves this book like I do?

    You know that line in The Fault in our Stars when Hazel says there are some books that you read and everyone in the world has to read it. And there are other books when they’re so private and so meaningful, you say very little about them…? That’s how Gilead is to me.

  2. Posted January 4, 2014 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    I love you, Lindsay.

    Just wanted to stop by and say Happy New Year, but realized I also wanted to say I cherish you and your beautiful heart. Keep writing for me, k?

    admin Reply:

    This makes me grin, big. Thank you. xoxoxo

  3. Posted January 4, 2014 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    in fact I cherish you so much I spelled your name wrong. How about that. xox

  4. Posted January 5, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    This book is beloved by several friends. On my pile, hope to get to it soon. So many books, so little time . . .

  5. Posted January 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Yes yes yes.