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What People Magazine, Bob Dylan and healing have in common

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01.04.2020

I don't know much, but I do know this: If you're looking for God, you'll find Him. Not that God is like some missing sock in the electric dryer of life. God, after all, is Life. That's what Christian Science teaches. He's much bigger and more dependable than a sock. And God shows up, as it were, in the strangest places sometimes. I should know.

Once I found Him in a copy of People magazine.

Maybe I should explain.

I'd been in this really crummy relationship and was desperately trying to pray my way out of it. But in spite of my efforts, I felt like I was stuck in romantic fly paper, unable and, frankly, unwilling to break free.

Then one day, flipping through a copy of People magazine while waiting for a haircut (beauty salons so rarely have copies of Emily Dickinson poetry—now why is that?), I found a statement by Norman Mailer, of all people. He was commenting on his twenty-fifth Harvard reunion, but it was as if he were speaking directly to me: "Nothing is more devastating to the human spirit than a chronic, ambivalent relationship that keeps one forever from saying goodbye."

Wow, did that make my hair stand on end. (Good thing I was due........

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