Like So

Ranting, raving, burning bridges and moving forward.

Like So

on December 29, 2012

When I was 15, I picked up “The Music of Chance” by Paul Auster. It was my first true “adult” book. You know – not the kind of book we think is mature but one that actually is.

I flew through that book, and very soon afterwards, I started swallowing everything by Auster that I could get my hands on.

Eventually, I landed on “Mr. Vertigo”. An amazing book by all accounts. But one thing stuck in my 15-year-old mind. One thing that hasn’t left me in the 17 years since. The last sentence in the book. Two words: Like so.

In those two words, Auster conveyed a universe of meaning. I won’t spoil the book here, because you all should just go out and read it. But it blew my 15-year-old mind. It left a lasting impression.

Those two words have followed me, and have evolved in meaning for me.

This is how it’s done.

It’s that simple.

Just like that.

You just go ahead and do it.

Like so.

Or in Hebrew: Kacha.

My life for a very long time has been about waiting. I’m tired of waiting, so it’s time to stop waiting.

Like so.


22 responses to “Like So

  1. Anna says:

    Is it odd that those two words are making me want to go track down that book?

  2. Melanie says:

    Looking forward to looking forward with you. I may have to read the book too.
    Thank you for including us as you leave one space and move on to another.
    I rarely comment, but I read every post!

  3. Karin says:

    Love you mo! I hope you find happiness in your “new space!”

  4. SM says:

    Looking forward to hearing more from you! I love your writing! It’s time for moving on and I’ll be following right along!

  5. YeahScience! says:

    Love the new space! I think every blog has an end date, really, so if carving out a new spot for your writing helps in moving forward (and upwards), I’m all for that! This has also reminded me to finally crack the spine on the Paul Auster book that’s been sitting on my shelf for YEARS… Moon Palace, I think it’s called? Thanks. 🙂

  6. Kristin says:

    Moving forward and moving on is such a necessary part of life. Those two words have me intrigued.

    • Kristin says:

      BTW, I hope it won’t offend you if I keep your new blog in the ALI category on my blog. I tend to check it more often and want to make sure I stay in touch.

  7. Courtney says:

    Beautiful first post, Mo! “So it’s time to stop waiting.” Good for you!

  8. slese1014 says:

    Best opening ever….can’t wait to follow you on your journey to you….and well, maybe I’ll just start reading again….

  9. Daryl says:

    Love the new space, Mo. I hope it frees you up to move forward in any direction you choose.

  10. Cristy says:

    A fitting first post. The last two sentences ring most true “I’m tired of waiting, so it’s time to stop waiting. Like so.”

    This is our year, lady.

  11. Esperanza says:

    Excited for your new space. I’ve been missing your (written) words so much. I’m glad they, and you, are back.

  12. Amy says:

    Happily following you over here, Mo. I was recently burned by “the rules” by a troll on my own blog. I look forward to witnessing your freedom to say exactly what you need to!

  13. iamstacey says:

    Love the new space 🙂 Definitely understand the need for a fresh start.

  14. me0me says:

    Congratulations on a new start hon. Love this first post. Wonder what I might remember of your first impressions of the above.

  15. jjiraffe says:

    Great name, Mo, and fantastic closing line. I look forward to following your journey here, and I love that you are making a new space for yourself with no boundaries or fenceposts. It’s inspiring.

  16. Jenn says:

    Love the new blog. Haven’t read those books, but will be adding them to my kindle since I need a bunch of reading material for our upcoming vacation.

  17. gastrobabe says:

    I’m excited for your new blog and I can truly relate to getting on with the good life. Bravo! It’s great to have someone feel the same way I’ve been feeling, so wonderful to not be alone.

  18. missohkay says:

    Great kick-off. ❤

  19. L says:

    I’ve been reading you a long time, but don’t think I’ve commented before. I’m rooting for you and your success, both with baby and all the other important things in your life.

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