I adore Alice Munro. Her books have gotten me through some tough times in my life, helped me to accept change, move on in a world where you just want to stay and drown in your pools of sorrow. When I saw that CBC had done a tribute in quotes to Alice Munro I knew I had to post it on my blog. Sometimes we need a pick me up and her stories do that for me.
No. I was going to say his work changed my life, but that’s not right. I don’t think a teenager has much of a life to change. I just turned eighteen last month. I guess what I mean is his work changed my heart.
I think I’ll wear insanity today
Like a wool coat on a cold day
It’ll fit me well
Enclose the sharp and soft edges
I’ll walk among you all
And you’ll never know
Of the knife in my pocket.
Lets just step out of our skin and embrace the world.