Friday, September 4, 2009

Checking in and tuning out!


I have just given myself the luxury of spending two whole days reading a wonderful book by a new author, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I could not put this book down, and while it was a pretty big book (444 pages), I loved every minute of reading it! I came to have a great fondness for the characters and their responses to their lives and I can not wait for her next novel to be released (I hope there will be a next one!!). The experience of tuning everything out for two days, relaxing under the fan, drinking iced teas and totally losing myself in this story was a treat for body and soul! Funny how I am using my blog for book and movie reviews!
I am seeing an odd pattern of once a month posting to my blog and I am wondering what that has to say about my relationship to this space. I know I have been sitting quietly these last couple of weeks, not creating at the usual pace. At 54 I am practicing my right to not have to do things that no longer feel right for me. I am getting better at listening to my heart and while I am not graceful at it yet, I am clumsily practicing voicing my desires out loud. I am realizing that while something may be not be right for me, it does not mean that it makes you wrong. I am getting the opportunity to practice loving kindness. Ahh, so this is where I find myself today, happy to have a wonderful story settling inside of me, grateful that I am able to continue to stretch and grow into my potential and making my peace with the heat of the summer!

5 comments:

Fanciful Expressions said...

Well Deborah, my friend. It is nice to have my own personal book reviewer in blogland. I'm always on the look out for new reads. From what I can tell, it seems that we have the same, or at least,similar taste in books. I've just ordered "The Help" and I'm sure I'll enjoy it. The good folks at Barnes and Noble also gave it good reviews.
I have a catch-up pile of reading on my night stand--Paige sends books my way when she finishes them. Right now, I'm re-reading the "Diary of Ann Frank" at Paige's urging. Next is "To Kill a Mockingbird". I have craft shows
scheduled all through September, some in October and a couple in November and December. So, when that's all over, I have big plans to sit and read until I can't sit anymore.

Have a lovely week-end.
Hugs,
Carolyn

Tamsie said...

Love that you have posted again. I am anxious to read the book.
So, apparently KR is willing to suck Oprah's dick to get ahead. I truely believe in "putting it out there" but this most recent post really gets me. And, no comments accepted. I'm sure she's using the 6 degrees of seperation.
Love YOU and glad YOU are so very cool.
Hugs me

Tamsie said...

please excuse the blunt language...sometimes i forget to filter. deserves editing....

diane said...

Ahhh, I know you deserved every minute of it Deborah =)
xoxox

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Has anyone of your friends signed up to read the book since you have finished? If not, I would love to read it.

I am so embarrassed to say I just finished Twilight and loved it. It's a piece of fluff but takes me back to when we were young and in lust. Those were the days, my friend!