Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Bird by bird

"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder, paper, and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder and said 'Bird by bird buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'" -- From the Book Bird by Bird by AnnLamott

1 comment:

Lesser_Lumpkin said...

Man. From the tenner of your posts lately it sounds like your having a bit of a rough time of it. I hope everything is ok. If you have anything you would like me to pray for you about you have my email address.

The Lumpy