For years writer Annie Dillard’s “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek“, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, shaped our thinking and way of seeing — observing — the world around us. With her new book ‘The Abundance“, she has entered our minds again and is actively in the zeitgeist; her original, quirky, daring view of life continues to surprise, resonate and teach…as with this hunk of wisdom that cuts through the desire for safe, hyper-analytical forecasting of “outcomes”:

After we published this, Cara de Silva wrote to say that, according to Quote Investigator, this brilliant advice is from Ray Bradbury; Dillard wrote to say it was not hers. No matter, it remains a wonderful teaching. And Dillard’s words and wisdom are worth pursuing, bearing in mind the lesson we learned here: As in a game of “telephone” quotes get changed and misattributed on the internet. It’s always good practice to dig a little further…  (Thanks Cara! )

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

One thought on “‘You’ve got to Jump’ via Annie Dillard and Ray Bradbury

  1. Intellect serves our soul , not the other way round .

    It is a tool not the ‘master’ .

    Over to look at these books …

    sahana

    ps . or was it Kobi Yamada ? : )

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