“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.” ~John Wooden
Sunday 29 May 2016
I am a collector.
- Rob Bell’s podcast called Robcast [I’ve already shared his series on lamenting a couple of times. Information + word study + validation = the comfort I needed.]
- The Bluestocking Babes [the book club I’ve been meeting w for 10 years] read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. A glorious read. Beautiful language and a wicked complex plot through the eyes of several narrators. Wonderful if you like a challenge. Not a book to pick up and put down as you’ll have to remember where you are and who is who. Block off some time and dive in. I read it on a plane from Seattle to Atlanta. Perfect. A favorite quote: “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” Y’all. Go savor this book.
- The Art of Losing – Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young These poems are salve. Poems say the thing we need with beautiful bottom-line glory. I bought this book off of a bargain table a couple of years after my father died. I have read and re-read and bought multiple copies to give away. I needed it again.
- Becoming Wise An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living Krista Tippett I am enjoying this book the way you slowly eat a fancy chocolate bar. Breaking off a piece at a time. Saving it for just the right time. I’ve read passages aloud and it seems to me that I’ve underlined almost everything I’ve read. This is the quote on the dust jacket: “I’m a person who listens for a living. I listen for wisdom, and beauty, and for voices not shouting to be heard. This book chronicles some of what I’ve learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations.”