Anne Lamott on how tragedy changes us. Speaking about her new book, Small Victories (KQED Forum, 11/28/2014):

“When we’ve had a tragedy it is like having a broken leg that has never healed properly, but we can learn to dance again. We’re just going to be a little different. We’re going to be a different kind of dancer. And we can dance again and it will still hurt, and I believe that if people will sit with you in your grief, that it will turn into something profoundly beautiful that is bittersweet. And that when you look back out you see gave you the hugest change in your life that a human could ever hope for.”

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