I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.
- It’s no secret I am a fan of Dani Shapiro. I loved her piece in Oprah, “7 People You Will Lose in Your Life (and How to Cope).” The piece outlines losses I didn’t expect. It’s comforting and revealing, much like all of Shapiro’s writing. This passage resonated with me, “To love, to really live is to become willing to lose people, places, things, dreams, even to lose versions of ourselves that no longer serve us. And in place of what is lost, something new emerges. It may not be what we imagined. But it is beautiful and it is ours.”
- “Above All, Just Write! Tips for a Daily Writing Practice” by Karen Heslop offers advice on how to cultivate a writing practice by brainstorming different ways to approach the page. One piece of wisdom – “It might be helpful to see the project as a patchwork quilt.”
- I adore quotes and have notebooks filled with the words of others in my handwriting. Sometimes I will grab these journals and read several quotes and learn something new about time, place and myself. Cup of Jo featured several lovely quotes on the subject, “Becoming the Person You’re Meant to Be.”
- A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom by Kim Brooks explores the weighty question – Is parenthood the enemy of creative work?
What were your favorite reads this week?