“I think maybe I was successful in doing this because I didn’t have any other talents,”

said Alice Munro.  Then she won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

What a beautiful accomplishment for a woman who described herself this way:

“I’m not really an intellectual,” […] “I was an okay housewife but I
wasn’t that great.”

Be inspired to do two things today:

1) Visit your library and take home a book of Alice Munro ;

2) Never think you can’t achieve wonder because you don’t work in a glass skyscraper, because you didn’t go to grad school, because you can’t afford to shop at Nordstrom, because you trip on sidewalks and work at a job that dulls the best parts of your brain.

You’ll find your way when it’s time. Quiet, stunted typing at your desk, a poem born in a coffee shop, walking beneath a tree of squawking crows–the wonder grows in those moments.


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