Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair - Forward Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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In her final chapter “Forward,” Lamott points out to the reader that meaning is found sometimes in the search, and that just being alive is phenomenal. She has learned that order and discipline are important for meaning. Discipline is specifically important because it leads to freedom, which she argues has meaning in itself. Even though the world pushes us to be successful Lamott tells her reader that even success disappears soon after we die. She says the question lies in love. Though some may wonder how there might be enough love to get us through the next disaster, there always is enough.

Lamott continues her description of ways to find meaning in life by telling the reader that there is “meaning in attention, focus and concentration” (87). She describes how she has learned to concentrate on and enjoy the beauty of nature. Lamott next lines...

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