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What Now? by Ann Patchett
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Jul 24, 2009

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Read in January, 2008

Ann Patchett gave a commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College that was so widely regarded that it ended up as this book.

I liked this part: “The secret is finding the balance between going out to get what you want and being open to the thing that actually winds up coming your way. What now is not just a panic-stricken question tossed out into a dark unknown. What now can also be our joy. It is a declaration of possibility, of promise, of chance. It acknowledges that our future is open, that we may well do more than anyone expected of us, that at every point in our development we are still striving to grow.”

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