Annie Dillard: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”
My thanks to former Emory GDR classmate Ian Curran for taking the time to review Accidents for the Christian Century. Really nice. Thank you!
“Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.” ~Margaret Atwood