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Writing: Norman Maclean’s Magic

True Religion SB2Whether it is just that certain moment in life when events come clear or hindsight that provides wisdom and clarity, Norman Maclean has always resonated with me for those reasons. There, for me, is something quite magical about the man’s ability to paint a word picture that goes beyond the mind and into the heart, the gut, the soul. A few excerpts from A River Runs Through It.

“Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them – we can love completely without complete understanding.”

“One of life’s quiet excitements is to stand somewhat apart from yourself and watch yourself softly becoming the author of something beautiful even if it is only a floating ash.” 

“Many of us would probably be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect” 

“The hardest thing usually to leave behind, as was the case now, can loosely be called the conscience.” 


3 Responses to “Writing: Norman Maclean’s Magic”


  1. July 28, 2013 at 07:13

    “Many of us would probably be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect”

    Great quote – love it the reference with “fishermen” included, but remove it and it easily applies to everyone. Not that I want to miss the best – just saying : )

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