Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I'm reading Blue Like Jazz. I've had it for awhile and just kept putting it aside. I've read Anne Lamott and wasn't sure I could take a grace book again so soon. I was thinking it might be good to try to muscle my way through Christianity for awhile. I got tired. So I picked it up.
He quotes Chesterton saying something like poets don't go crazy, it's chess players. I've been thinking about that. How you can go crazy trying to figure out all the right moves and master a game. Or you can step back and examine living from a little distance. Maybe with yourself not playing the leading role. Everything on the line with this next move. I don't really know what Chesterton meant. I'm still thinking about it.