We will drip paint on our paper or fall off our bikes or fall in love with people who don’t love us back. Mistakes are part of learning to live and life is all about learning.
For the first Open Adoption Book Club, we’re talking about Megan’s Birthday Tree: A Story About Open Adoption.
“Pia could see herself standing in front of the class holding the [self-portrait] upside down. How foolish she had felt! Then she remembered Mrs. Lavelle pointing out the negative space behind her hair. It made her think of her father, the part of her life that was not here, but still defined her.”
So after reading that this new-to-me blogger read it, I picked up The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic from my library. (Note, if you click the title it takes you to the NYT review and I pretty much agree with the review.) While the authors spend a lot of time arguing that mental illness doesn’t …
When I was a teenager and first getting my feminism on, I used to have a test for movies and books. Where am I? Where am I in this story? Who could I get to be? Asking myself this helped me identify why reading some books (Philip Roth, Jerzy Kosinski) left me feeling so … empty/scared/lonely/depressed/angry. Because very often the …
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