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E is for Excerpt. And this is an excerpt from one of my fave books on writing, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. If you haven't read it before, you should pick it up like, TODAY. If you have read it, read it again. I just read it for the second time.
Anyway .... *ahem* ...
"Because for some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of the things you don't get in real life--wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. And quality of attention; we may notice amazing details during the course of a day but we rarely let ourselves stop and really pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention, and this is a great gift. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I'm grateful for it the way I'm grateful for the ocean. Aren't you?"
My answer is a resounding YES. How about you?