Inhale...

June 08, 2011


“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. She read books as one would breathe ether, to sink in and die.”
--Annie Dillard, The Living: A Novel

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8 comments

  1. I love Annie Dillard's writing! Have you read "A Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek"? And that is a perfect one-word title!

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  2. Elizabeth--I love her writing, too. I read A Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek as a teenager, but I think I'd appreciate it more now that I'm an adult. I recently read her book on the writing life, and loved that, too.

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  3. I haven't read any of her books. I haven't been reading so much lately as I've been exploring drawing and painting more than I used to. I would substitute "makes art" for "reads" and this quote fits how I feel at the moment.

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  4. Timaree--You've just replaced one simple pleasure with another! I hope you're having a blast with creating art, and that you're immersed to your heart's content.

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  5. Kathy I just want to thank you for all of your wonderful comments you leave on my blog. I truly appreciate it! wonderful quote BTW, and bravo for taking on a reading challenge. perhaps I'll find time to read a bit at the beach this summer...

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  6. You're welcome, Elizabeth. Your posts are all so positive and uplifting--the messages are perfect ways to counteract the conflicting and sometimes hostile messages women get from the media.

    Hope you get to do that reading on the beach!

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  7. Wonderful quote--I can so relate to it!

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