1. I’ve had an unfocused, uninspired week, which is why the blog has suffered: I’m not interested in my latest projects and I’m only reading self-help books, so I don’t even have anything good to quote here.
2. But there’s always Salinger…in my opinion, Franny and Zooey IS a self-help book, just better written. Here’s Zooey at the end talking about detachment, the theme of the week:
You can say the Jesus Prayer from now till doomsday, but if you don’t realize that the only thing that counts in the religious life is detachment, I don’t see how you’ll ever even move an inch. Detachment, buddy, and only detachment. Desirelessness. “Cessation from all hankerings.”
3. And finally, I wish this t-shirt used a better font, because I really love the sentiment:
“I knit so I don’t kill people.” Amen.