You Are Going To Be All Right
You’re going to be all right not because you majored in English or didn’t and not because you plan to apply to law school or don’t, but because all right is almost always where we eventually land, even if we fuck up entirely along the way.
I don’t remember the last time I have been so moved by a book or a writer’s voice. I have been alternately laughing, sighing, weeping, writing down quotes, writing my own thoughts, and then weeping some more. I cry because the letters for help that people wrote to the Dear Sugar column on The Rumpus are some of the purest expressions of living I have read in a long time. I cry because the human experience is so profound and I forgot. It has shown me how dull and cut off I have become from life’s great experience and how everyone is questioning and everyone is grappling in their own unique way. I knew this, but I forgot. I also forgot that all is all right and probably will be for the time being.
This is a profound book. Strayed is a profound writer. Have a good weekend and go get this book.