A 'Disquiet Time' gem, plus GRAND Social No. 292 link party for grandparents

A Disquiet Time gem

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I am a sucker for a good quote, as this post and this post attest. I recently checked out from the library Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a few Scoundrels, edited by Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani, and while reading Tracey Bianchi's touching (and truth-filled) essay "One Disgusting Mess," the following passage jumped right off the page and into my heart:

This is what people do. We cry. Sometimes life affords us the luxury to giggle until we pee, but mostly we just try to survive the day.

~ Tracey Bianchi, "One Disgusting Mess," Quiet Time

I'm unsure why that statement struck me so, but it did. As did numerous others in the book so far (I'm about halfway through).

Now, as an avid active reader, I like to mark up the pages of books (fiction and non) at spots that move me, make me think, make me marvel at a novel thought or magical turn of phrase crafted by the author. Disquiet Time (affiliate link) overflows with quotes I want to remember — as well as umpteen essays that perfectly, poignantly exemplify how to write on faith with irreverence while keeping one's integrity and biblical truth intact — that I wish I had purchased the book rather than borrow from the library.

Come to think of it, I think I'll do just that: buy myself a hardcover copy so I can savor the soul-stirring rants and reflections all over again, this time underlining and asterisking from beginning to end.

After I gobble up what remains of the borrowed copy I must return, that is, scribbling down a few of the many sentiments I've marked with scraps of paper to hold me over until my own coveted copy arrives.

GRAND Social No. 292 link party for grandparents

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Let's get linking! You all know what to do! And for those who don't, read on...

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.