DO YOU HAVE A BOOK LIST?
I had a childhood and into adulthood friend
that kept a little notebook in her bag at all times.
When she heard about a good book, out came the notebook
and her pen to jot down the new title and author.
I don't remember how it came to be that I saw this little book
of hers, but spy it I did one day as she explained how it came to be.
I was enthralled by all the pages of titles, and how many had been crossed out.
Successes.. some with several stars which I perceived
to be her rating system.
I have long since created many lists of my own.........and lost most of them.
What IS it about lists in my possession??
I love to make them........and apparently, quite quickly, lose them...
only to find the scrap of paper month, years later in a pocket or one of my
many bags I tote to and from work.
lists, along with poetry.......words to a song....names of artists.
Quite clearly I collect lists.
My dear children's legacy when I end this journey.
Over the weekend another dear and newer friend in my life told me of a great book.
I wrote it down and left home without it. (of course!)
Fortunately I was able to retrieve the e-mail on my phone while at the book store...
but no luck as it is out of print.
Goodness, I am not one to be discouraged at first try!!
Home I arrive and bolt to the computer to Amazon and order it up.
used, but promising to be in excellent condition.
As I eagerly await the new read, I think of a series that I loved.
So I will share it here for YOUR list. In case you have not had the pleasure.
The author: Joan Anderson
Title: A Year By The Sea
Thoughts of an unfinished woman.
The first chapter = Ebb Tide (September)
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be
given you because you would not be able
to live them. And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then
gradually, without noticing it, live along some
distant day into the answers.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
(Letter to a young poet)
Tell me, how can you not be pulled in with that first page?
This is a beautiful book as is An Unfinished Marriage and A Walk On The Beach.
I recommend all three... and in this very order.
MAKE THAT LIST....AND DON'T LOSE IT!!
Posted by Rella