As you are.’ says the universe. ‘after…’ you answer. ‘as you are.’ says the universe. ‘before…’ you answer. ‘as you are.’ says the universe. ‘when…’ you answer. ‘as you are.’ says the universe. ‘how…’ you answer. ‘as you are.’ says the universe. ‘why…’ you answer. ‘because you are happening now. right now. right at this moment and your happening is beautiful. the thing that both keeps me alive and brings me to my knees. you don’t even know how breathtaking you are. as you are.’ says the universe through tears. — as you are | you are the prayer
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On self reflection in memoir
a two act play in two separate memoirs:
have just read the story of a friendship so golden
it elevates the meaning of the word in "truth and beauty" by anne patchett.
it's for my @pacificapost homework, read in conjunction with the late lucy grealy's "autobiography of a face". i read "face" first, and walked around bent over for two days after, but the real sucker punch is that only after reading patchett's “truth and beauty" do you see that lucy's "face," though a self written tome, somehow
leaves out the astonishing life force captured only
by her best friend's description, in an entirely other memoir.
it’s patchett who shows us who lucy grealy really is.
makes your head spin.
memoir lesson: can't believe what you read about a person, even if that person wrote it about themselves.
another may provide the true view.
is the glass we see ourselves in the one most distorted?
can we ever truly be seen? can we see ourselves? "i set you up a glass where you may see the inmost
part of you." hamlet, shakespeare.
memoir is that glass, acting is the glass.
you being you is that glass.