*Well, her books, anyway. I do not know the author and have never even had the privilege of hearing her speak in public. But, I have read every one of her books and am presently halfway through her one of her more recent titles: Stitches, a Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair.
What a way with words Lamott has. Here is the stunning passage (one long sentence, really) I read several times last night, hoping to be able to summon enough ability to appreciate fully its meaning:
Augustine's insight that to search for God is to have found God is deeply profound, because the belief we hold in the existence of another world opens space within us, and around us, which creates a more radiant reality. A radiance is inside us, just as it is visible outside us, and to seek it maybe to catch a glimpse from time to time of a light within, of a candle at the window of our heart, of a home somewhere inside.
"Space within us and around us, radiance visible inside and out...a candle at the window of our heart..."
"Ye are the light of the world" (Matthew 15:4) reimagined.
Wow. Just wow.