January Jottings…

xmastreesunlitThis post is brought to you by my Christmas tree lights that still twinkle merrily over there¬†in the corner>>> and the twenty three and a quarter glorious sunbeams I managed to soak up yesterday before w-i-n-t-e-r’s gloom returned this morn ūüôā¬†

Today I want to share a few things I’ve read recently–some made me laugh, others brought tears, some made my heart squeeze with joy, others were heartrending…all in all, every single one is a snippet of this life we’re all living.

*Man o’ man, y’all,¬†this cracked.me.up. I mean I laughed out loud a LOT. My mentioning this is in no way a mockery or scorn–it’s just…well…read it *shakin’ head…still laughing* I’m trying to be sorry…really, I am…

*This post¬†addressing the fleeting moments in every day life¬†spoke words that described familiar feelings for me–I don’t want to miss a thing, I want nothing to go by unheralded, it all goes by so fast! In this article, the writer (Lindsey Meade) echoes my melancholy side in many ways.

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*These folks have been heavy on my heart lately because what they’re going through mirrors a journey so many folks have faced or are facing today. By sharing their corner of the world right now, I believe Joey and Rory help others going through similar or help those who watch from afar to better understand, to be better humans, somehow. I don’t know how else to say it.

And last, but far from least, This Book:
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Oh, Yall *sigh* I was completely smitten with The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. I don’t know if I’ve romanticized King David at some point or what, but this is an incredible historical fiction story that brought the King to magnificent life in front of my eyes–or in my mind’s eye, as the case may be. Far from perfect–oh, so very, very far–David was a man who appeared to live with great depth of emotion and passion. I admire that so much. I wasn’t even halfway through the library’s copy when I just had to order my own copy so I could pore over this book at my leisure…marking things, wondering about details…smitten, I tell you.

As always, I love to hear from you–what have you read or heard about lately, do tell? Pop on over to Facebook and join in the conversation–or shoot me an email, if that’s more your thing…

DanaB!

 

 

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