Friday, July 17, 2009

Donald Miller

"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. But then I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there and for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes. After that I liked jazz music. Sometimes you have to watch someboday love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way. I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened."

from the "Author's Note" in Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

2 comments:

Julie said...

This book in now at the top of the list of my all-time favorites! VERY quotable! Thanks for sharing these interesting nuggets. I really enjoy reading them.

How's the calligraphy coming along?

dthaase said...

Julie...thanks for the shout-out. I too have enjoyed visiting your site and seeing what you are up to. For whatever my two cents is worth - I really liked option 1 & 5 from your reworked logo design. I dabbled a bit with the calligraphy this summer and plan on sticking with it - right now a lot of my creative energy has been given to writing. Your work is an inspiration to grab some pen and ink however!