It was Flannery O’Connor who said, “The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that doesn’t require his attention.”
I really like that. It makes me feel better about being such a snoop. I like to watch people. I like to study what they do and analyze what they say. And I especially like to know what they believe. But more than that, I like to know why they believe what they do.
A case in point.
Last week at the coffee shop I was an unknown audience to three friends whose rather tame conversation turned into a discussion about a subject much more serious and touchy–abortion. I tend to shy away from the more controversial subjects in life, choosing to leave that to those more learned and eloquent. But what I heard at that table astounded me; it was a way of looking at the issue that I had never before considered.
To hear what transpired, follow me over to katdish’s blog. And no matter which side you happen to come down on, you’ll have to admit that Tori has an interesting perspective…