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Squinting

“To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.”
— Flannery O’Connor
 
I sure wish I had heeded that when I first read it many years ago; it would have saved me a lot of heartache. Miss O’Connor also said this:
 
“I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing.”
 
I have been squinting, with this cataract, and I think she may be on to something.
 
I know the Church isn’t ready for it, but I sure hope Flannery O’Connor is canonized someday. She certainly bore her long debilitating illness with rare grace and courage (and wit)  and she certainly was wise.
 
 And hey, she could be proclaimed the patron saint of smart asses… 
 
 
 

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