Monday, January 4, 2010

Incidentally


An incredible alternative to New Years Resolutions:
Speaking of Don-
We're reading A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
B reads it to me every night out loud.
I love it! Much deeper than Blue Like Jazz.
Last night we read the part where Don is discussing the idea of our convenience-driven life, and how no good book is about a character with an easy, boring life. No, the character has to go through hell, to strive for something, to fail, to conquer, to struggle to kiss the girl....
Are our easy lives robbing us of our story?

One of the ideas in the article above is "Create an incident".
Hmm:)
I smile to myself
because B and I moved to Haiti 5 days ago.
An incident, indeed.

3 comments:

♥Aubrey said...

WoW...intense read!!! OMG that bathroom in the pic...i die.

April Lynn said...

YES!!!!
We have more...but in a way we really have less!

Hope you are well and blessed in Haiti...please let the rest of us know how we can pray and what we can give.

Laundramatic said...

What a lovely, thought-provoking entry!

Sometimes I feel like I go out of my way to make my life anything but stable, predictable and convenient. Sometimes I hate myself for doing this to myself, but sometimes I wouldn't have it any other way.