The Body, Brain, and Books: Eleven Questions with writer and editor Sari Botton
What a lovely and inspiring interview for a Monday morning!
I do hold tenderness for the early storytelling version of me, and the version that pursued self-publishing without any sort of anxiety. Karaoke is a no-no, though my family still has an old set and microphone. As for radical kindness, the same Golden Rule was hammered into me at a CE primary school, and I suppose I do still bear it in mind.
What a wonderful interview, Sari! And thank you!! 💕
What a lovely interview. ♥️
Radical kindness is something I practice more of since my 3 yr old son was in the hospital, as radical kindness from complete strangers was bestowed upon me during that time and was truly a life-changing experience. To me, it looks like showing up for people when they need it, noticing and acknowledging people and their humanity, and teaching my son to choose kindness, even (and especially) when it’s easier not to.
Great interview, and I really like this line “What you think of yourself, people think of you.” I'm going to borrow that 😀
I especially love your choice of favorite books to reread. Also, would it be possible to include a video of those bluetooth karaoke mics in use?
Radical kindness. YES. I used to have the bumper sticker: God bless the whole world, no exceptions. Singing everywhere - YES! It is a beautiful way to spread love, joy and higher frequencies, to pray for peace, for freedom, for the wellbeing of all, in harmony with all life, all that is, so it is.
Some subtly simple wisdom from Sari to take into the week and beyond. May we all remember our precious virtues and talents!
Thank you for having me here, Jane! 💝
I'm late to this conversation since l just got an account here on Substack, but l too was glad Sari mentioned Vivian Gornick, as I've been wanting to read some great memoirs, and somehow have never read that one! Thanks to both you and Sari, Jane!❤️
Delighted that Sari mentioned Vivian Gornick's book. It's next up on my list (as soon as I finish Infinite Jest...page 702/only 400 to go!)