Sometimes you are struggling with that one big thing in your life, and the words you need to see or hear rush right at you from an unexpected source. That’s why I’m sharing this post with you. Because there are days I would like to do nothing more than write and write and write some more; to finally finish the first of at least three books all fighting to get out of my mind and into the world; to do a little more of what I want and maybe a little less of what I’m expected to do.
Do you feel this way? You may not be a writer but I’m sure you can relate this to any other area of your life right now where you long for some sacred space in time to call your own.
After reading this post it’s clear: there is a time and place for every single thing under the sun .. and one day, our time will indeed come.
A man without a wife can be lonely in a big black Mercedes, no matter how many readers he has. – Howard Jacobson
Have you ever read a book that just didn’t do it for you, but had one character, one scene, or one line that has stuck with you forever? You’re going through life, feeling sorry for yourself that you don’t have more time to write, and then BAM. You remember a line from a book you had otherwise forgotten, and you thank God you read it?
That’s how it is for me with the line above from Jacobson’s novel, The Finkler Question. The book itself was only okay to me. The characters, meh. Kind of endearing, but kind of annoying, too. The story was not funny in a laugh out loud kind of way, but was witty, in an internal chuckle kind of way.
But that line…
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