I'm not sure I could carve my own thoughts into 140-character soundbites. But boy howdy, she knows how to cut the chase. Here, for instance, is a recent tweet:
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.
It was food for this memoirist's soul…an amuse bouche, so to speak. When I posted it to Facebook, lots of people hit the "like" button. Some friends weighed in with their opinions, positive and not. Ah, that's more like it, I thought to myself. I love an open exchange of ideas, even (especially) when we disagree.
You and I might read Anne's tweet differently, each according to our own background experiences and beliefs. Most certainly (as it is with most things), it's not to everyone's taste. But I saw it as a playful wink to the Objective Observer (aka Sati)…a gentle reminder to make an offering of Truth — in peace and compassion — and to claim that birthright for myself.
On a related note, I'm celebrating Mother's Day with Anne! She's a featured speaker in the "Food for Thought" series at Westwood Presbyterian Church, May 13 in Los Angeles. On a whim, I treated myself to tickets. I have an extra, if you'd like to join me…
Yes, to all you’ve said here! Have you checked out the link I posted above? Her life is embued with a strong sense of the ironic. I love that. And her.
I don’t have a twitter account, but I follow her feed via twitiq;
Hmmm, that seems to suggest that ‘annelamott’ is her Twitter handle. Hope that helps!
It did! Thank you 🙂
i SOOO wish I could join you! Enjoy and be inspired! 🙂
I’d SOOOOO love to sit next to you in that auditorium. 🙂
How ’bout I share some of the highlights, instead? xo
Looking forward to reading your notes! 🙂
I’ve really enjoyed reading your Facebook posts related to her tweets. “If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better”–that’s one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing!
Oh, I’m glad you’re enjoying them, too! I post things to my FB wall that I want to remember, or that strike my fancy in some way or another. I hope they don’t come across as unimaginative…or preachy. I’d hate that most of all.
That was a GREAT quote! Thanks Melodye!
That Anne Lamott…she’s a very smart woman.
That Tweet is hysterical! 🙂
And yay for a Mother’s Day treat!
I thought it was funny, too–in a thought-provoking, let’s-have-fun-with-this-idea (not neener-neener) kind of way.
My kids don’t live close enough to come over on Mother’s Day, so I decided this year I’d create a little celebration of my own, in my own honor. lol
I like her books, and her Twitter feed too!
YES to both!!! I can’t wait to hear (and watch) her speak.
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