In The Manic Whirlwind
|Grand Central, last month|
This is an older article, but new to me: writer Anne Lamott discusses how to find the time to live a significant, lovely life.
The parts I found most convicting?
"...you have to grasp that your manic forms of connectivity—cell phone, email, text, Twitter—steal most chances of lasting connection or amazement. That multitasking can argue a wasted life. That a close friendship is worth more than material success."and
"They look at me bitterly now—they don’t think I understand. But I do—I know how addictive busyness and mania are. But I ask them whether, if their children grow up to become adults who spend this one precious life in a spin of multitasking, stress, and achievement, and then work out four times a week, will they be pleased that their kids also pursued this kind of whirlwind life?
If not, if they want much more for their kids, lives well spent in hard work & savoring all that is lovely, why are they living this manic way?"