So, reading this for my book group. It’s not my usual reading material: non-fiction, no plot or chronology, written by an eighty-two year-old playwright and Jungian psychologist.
It’s not an autobiography, not even a memoir. It is, according to itself, a notebook containing her observations on age and on society. Rambling. Unstructured. Containing a lifetime of knowledge, experience and opinion ruminated upon in the isolation of age.
It’s essentially a blog. And so far we have considered the nature of evil, humanity and age.
As an example, I’ll leave this snippet which I found quite moving.
So at my school, we are doing this to support World Book Day (5th March): take a Shelfie of your bookshelf.
Here are mine:Edit
Too good to not share!
Now to see what Nicky Morgan is like!
Look what happens in my school if you accidentally leave a book unattended for a couple of minutes!
Along with the following quotation
Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white. – Mark Jenkins
So, after many days away I have returned, this time to be loved, cherished and above all not forgotten.
I also want to say that if you ever change your mind and decide you would like to be lost, I’ll be waiting You’re my kind of time being, too.
Happy Other Mother’s Day…
Even though it’s not Mother’s Day here in tge UK – or if it is, I’m in serious trouble! – but I couldn’t resist these cartoons!