Saturday, June 27, 2015

The wisdom of Ivan Doig

"Life is wide. There's room to take a new run at it."

Ivan Doig (1939-2015)
American novelist

I wasn’t looking for a reassuring definition of “optimism,” but I found it when I read this epigram from Ivan Doig.

I’ve learned, in recent years, to take a new run at life, and it’s working out pretty well for me.

The track is wide, indeed.

Filled with interesting fellow runners, too. 

By the way, it’s a good bet you’ll like everything by Ivan Doig. My favorite is This House of Sky, his memoir of growing up in Montana. The Bartender’s Tale is really good, too.

Book review: The Bartender's Tale

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