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January 21, 2018 , , , , , , , ,

Just finished reading “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett, made even more dear to me because it was given to me by a wonderful friend for my birthday.

I experienced every scope of feeling in this book; gasps of surprise, shivers of wonder, warm glows of love, pangs of anger and grief, the poignancy of small and simple joys, and the overwhelming anguish of final death.

Don’t you ever think it’s astonishingly wonderful that we get to feel the whole gamut of emotions as humans? That we get to do something so refreshing and cleansing as cry, long slow tears, or laugh with such buoyant joy? That our whole bodies move and are filled with something more divine that just our mortal flesh?

To be able to feel the entire spectrum of feeling, an alphabet of emotion that spills forth is sure the most wonderful blessing that you can have as a mortal human.

To be able to imagine and create scenarios that don’t exist, to understand, to wonder, to hypothesise, and to heal; extraordinary. The highest of human thinking + compassion.

To be able to choose what you do with that force of feeling, and how you will use that moment, the greatest gift of freedom.

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That’s great! I’ve been interested in reading Ann Patchett, in particular her book State of Wonder, I believe it is. While I used to think things like, “I wish I would have” now I think, “Now it is a great time to read books that are more empathic and interpersonal as opposed to books that are suspensful and so on. I was thinking that I want to know more about females, but I’m really thinking that I just want to know more about my own heart and emotions, and I feel that I can relate more towards the sensitivity of women than the machismo or man2man behaviors of rooster like consciousness. Thanks for sharing. I’m so grateful to be sharing space with you. I feel better already.

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January 22, 2018

It’s the first book I’ve read from Ann Patchett, and I’m keen to read more. I’m so glad you’ve been inspired!

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January 22, 2018

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