Books Much Beloved
I find that books are everywhere in my universe. The great ones stick around like friends who offer wisdom, compassion, challenge, alternative points of view and of course, doors flung wide open to new worlds. Genre does not matter. Nor does subject. A good book is a good book, be it Tin Tin or A Room of One’s Own.
Peering at a random stack…of which there are many, I find some of my old friends.
There is Tao Te Ching (Lao Tzu) for timeless learning and reflection, Ask and it is Given (Esther and Jerry Hicks) for getting outside your preconceived beliefs, Bird by Bird (Ann Lamott) to get around that metaphorical writers’ table, God Went to Beauty School (Cynthia Rylant) to laugh and say Well why not? Stieg Larssen (all) for a head trip on craft, The Long Walk (Rawicz) for the triumph of humans over circumstance, Totally Joe (James Howe) in which my Columbia Teacher’s College instructor, writer, encourager makes it look so easy, and of course Laurel”s Kitchen…because Laurel taught me to bake real bread and knead real professionally and become the real happy bread snob, in a good way, that I am!
I will share.