Thursday, June 22, 2006

Jesus and Tequila

What's cooler than "O" magazine? Opening "O" magazine and finding Anne Lamott. Here's my favorite quote from her article in the July issue called "The Binge from Hell (and Back)":

"I secretly sometimes think that Jesus watches my neurotic struggles, and he shakes his head and grips his forehead and starts tossing back tequilas."


  • At Fri Jun 23, 07:08:00 AM, Blogger Denise W. said…

    Does Jesus use a lime?

  • At Fri Jun 23, 10:07:00 AM, Blogger Tiffany said…

    Deana - Have you ever read Lamott's piece called "Crappy [substitue a different word] First Drafts"? It is a must, must,must-read for all writers. And since, despite my good Harding roots, I teach at a Godless state university, I actually use it as a reading with my writing students. (I never do refer it it by name, though...)

    I know we've never met (I found you via Mike Cope's blog) so I don't mean to be creepy, but if you'd like a copy of it, please let me know and I'll send you one. It really has been hugely inspirational for me, and also allows me to feel slightly rebellious.

  • At Sat Jun 24, 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Paige Robins said…

    hey, what better way to cope with something like that? lol. j/k!

  • At Mon Jun 26, 06:44:00 AM, Anonymous mark said…

    I have to agree with Tiffany. The Lamott piece is from her book, Bird by Bird. The whole book is worth a read, not just for aspiring writers, but for all people who (like most aspiring writers) are slightly neurotic. One of my favorite parts of the book is a poem she quotes:

    We who are
    your closest friends
    feel the time
    has come to tell you
    that every Thursday
    we have been meeting,
    as a group,
    to devise ways
    to keep you
    in perpetual uncertainty
    discontent and
    by neither loving you
    as much as you want
    nor cutting you adrift.
    Your analyst is
    in on it,
    plus your boyfriend
    and your ex-husband;
    and we have pledged
    to disappoint you
    as long as you need us.
    In announcing our
    we realize we have
    placed in your hands
    a possible antidote
    against uncertainty
    indeed against ourselves.
    But since Thursday nights
    have brought us
    to a community
    of purpose
    rare in itself
    with you as
    the natural center,
    we feel hopeful you
    will continue to make unreasonable
    demands for affection
    if not as a consequence
    of your disastrous personality
    then for the good of the collective.

  • At Tue Jun 27, 08:32:00 PM, Blogger David Michael said…

    Lamott's perception/perspective of Jesus and Christianity is refreshing. She has come a long way since her first novel when she wrote about having a sex buddy.


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