The unpatterned restlessness
When I read Hole in the Sky: A Memoir, I knew I had found an author who spoke the language of my spirit. So I looked for other books by William Kittredge. In Owning It All I found passage after passage that resonated for me. This is one of them. Fortunately, his books are still in print.
“We find stories in the unpatterned restlessness of our lives, and in the histories of the places we have lived, and we tell them and retell them, if only to ourselves, living them out and sharpening and reinventing them, discovering significances and defining and redefining ourselves. It is the most universal thing human beings do as in their secret hearts they work to achieve some positive effect in the world.” ~ William Kittredge, Owning It All