Anne Lamott on How to Do This Time

Scent of Cedar *

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This piece speaks to healing imperfectly over time, as we are doing in our families and with our troubled kids and in our own hearts. It speaks to staying in place with the terrible things that happen until we begin to heal, and it speaks to understanding that none of us is healing perfectly, or getting this perfectly right.

She is writing about the outer world, but I think it is appropriate for all of us too, with our imperfectly healed selves and sometimes very broken families, still.

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