How are you feeling these days? You don't really know do you?, well join the club. With all the unknowns floating around the atmosphere, it is hard to differentiate between what is deemed necessary and relevant and what some may consider redundant and excessive.
Sarah sent me a video the other day, that put into perspective how I was feeling. I am going to continue to pick flowers, paint stones and chase rainbows. Because I believe when all of the unknowns eventually fall to the ground I will have a bouquet of hope.
It’s a Monday, which is a day off for me and it is the best time for reflection. I like to take what I’ve learned over the last week and try to make the coming week even better.
I have come up with some crafty ideas, that I should be able to start this week once I gather some supplies. I have very close friends coming for a visit with their lovely new baby, and a full house at the Inn.
I have been reading up a storm lately, and I’m thrilled with the choices! I’m still going strong with Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and over time the book has brain washed me into thinking I really want to play tennis (never before in my life have I wanted to play tennis) it’s a mixture of heavy writing, a prose work on life in America where in the future the years are sponsored and now reflect this ‘Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment’ but strangely enough it is not too different from the present day, with classism at the helm, a society struggling to find meaning, and how they try to find ways to cope.
I could not put down ‘From the Ashes’ a memoir written by Jesse Thistle a Canadian Métis who shares his very personal struggles with addiction and homelessness. The reflection on a society that is ill equipped to provide resources, or frankly unwilling. The vicious cycle of crime, drugs incarceration and homelessness will keep you stuck to the pages until it seems he rises from the ashes, and proves second (third, forth) chances are integral, and that people can change if they are willing and if they have the tools in place.
I am also currently reading How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Only a couple chapters in I know this is a book I will not just put on my book shelf and call it a day once I’ve finished. It’s the type to be read and re read, highlighted and sub topics researched.
My August books seem to have a theme to them, one of change and growth. I know I need to always be challenging myself to grow and learn and I think August books choices reflect that. Please follow along on twitter #wctbookclub for all book related topics! I would also like to start a book of the month, to read together! Let me know what you think of this in the comments.
August has moved very quickly, almost half way done and I’m thinking of what September will bring. What I know for sure is that we don’t know,
will another lock down be imposed once the kids are back in school? Will my income cease to exist? Will my family and friends stay healthy and safe. What about the people I don’t know? So many unknowns.
I will always continue to chase the rainbows, even if there isn’t a pot of gold at the end the hope is enough.
lots of luv, stay safe K8eBG