Cheryl Strayed on Love & Forgiveness
Cheryl Strayed. Dear Sugar
I’m reading “tiny beautiful things” and I can’t put it down. Here’s my favorite first page quote on forgiveness + favorite sentence in the first ‘dear sugar’ letter.
“Forgiveness doesn’t just sit there like a pretty boy in a bar.”
I dunno. When I see a pretty boy in a bar I start forgiving him straight away. Especially if he’s Jeff Bridges.
Love can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor, and “loaded with promises and commitments” that we may or may not want or keep.
~ Sugar to Johnny, tiny beautiful things. Cheryl Strayed.
See you on Monday with the launch of a new series of solicited prose from writers I love and admire. I already wish I had 3 months for this theme. ; )