Friday, October 03, 2008


Dear God, let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry... have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere--be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.


~Frances Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

3 comments:

Gabriela said...

Lovely post.

Dave Thurston said...

Reminds me of a convesation/game/challenge that my kids and I have about trying to do nothing or trying to think about nothing. I'm going to have to find that book.

Anonymous said...

I love it!
ave