Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Off to the Side - Jim Harrison

I'm just into this, but Jim Harrison is one of my favorite authors and in his memoir I think I see someone who has struggled to find his own peace and to learn, often in reflection, what really matters and is important to him. His section on drinking should be required reading to those of us who indulge (sometimes in excess) - an excerpt: "The reason to moderate is to avoid having to quit, thus losing a pleasure that's been with us forever.
We don't have much freedom in this life and it is self-cruelty to lose a piece of what we have because we are unable to control our craving."

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