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Magical Moments with Walter Dean Myers and Anne Lamott

June 27, 2010

Tags: miracles, mother, writers, writing

I have a habit of putting myself into situations where magical things occur. Perhaps, they are the places I go to or the powerfulness of my intentions, nevertheless, magical moments seem to happen--and often. It's hard to explain. But, I will try.

While many people may define "magical" differently, my definition would include something unexplainable or miraclous happening. As one of my favorite thinkers, Mr. Albert Einstein once said, "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." I choose the the latter. I do. It works for me.

At the recent Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Festival a few weeks ago, I experienced several magical or miraculous moments. Here are two involving two of my favorite authors... (more…)