I kind of want to read a Flannery O'Connor short story aloud at the table today and then make everyone present reflect on how God's grace is very often found in acts which annihilate the ego.

I'm sad that Flannery O'Connor never wrote a series of greeting cards. They would have been brutal.

Also, do you suppose O'Connor ever met Shirley Jackson? I would have loved to get just absolutely hammered with the two of them. I know O'Connor abstained and Jackson had addiction problems, but it's a fantasy, so everything's okay.


Here's something I found on Etsy.

Oh, Flannery. You were so great.

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