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  •  can't find my copy of F&Z (18+ / 0-)
    but I ggogled and cribbed this from some female Episco minister's sermon:

    "One of my favorite sayings comes from J.D. Salinger's book Franny and Zooey. Franny has come home from college in emotional distress, early adulthood angst as she tries to figure out how to live as Jesus wants her to live. A little tired of this navel gazing, Zooey, her brother, exclaims: you don't understand we all are carrying the Kingdom of Heaven around with us, inside where we are all too stupid and sentimental and unimaginative to look..." Zooey is saying, Franny stop trying to figure it out--we have it, it is a gift written upon our hearts---accept it. Look it is right here."

    I believe in the original it says "we are too damned  stupid and unimaginative...."

    whatever. she carried the Queendom of Heaven around with her.

    Thanks for a goddam beautiful diary.

    "Come on, Nicky, come home. Just come home. Home. Talk to me. ....Do you remember the trees?"

    by Miss Devore on Sun Jul 02, 2006 at 08:11:08 PM PDT

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      that's why I am pissed off about this Billy Graham "America's Pastor" bullshit. Even Jimmy Carter got it wrong in saying Graham interpreted Jesus faithfully. Jesus was not that boring!

      He sat down with Zooey in the kitchen and asked for a small glass of gingerale.

      My departed madre served her kids gingerale and saltines when we were sick.

      How much more evidence do you want?

      "Come on, Nicky, come home. Just come home. Home. Talk to me. ....Do you remember the trees?"

      by Miss Devore on Sun Jul 02, 2006 at 11:35:46 PM PDT

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