Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.
May 28, 2021
May 25, 2021
May 21, 2021
May 19, 2021
May 18, 2021
Have I loved enough?
Have I considered Right Action enough, have I
Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace?
Actually, I probably think too much.
Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man,
May 16, 2021
May 14, 2021
May 13, 2021
May 12, 2021
May 11, 2021
I Go Down to the Shore
I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.
~ Mary Oliver
May 5, 2021
May 4, 2021
Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black (1/5)
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (2/5)
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (4/5)
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (4/5)
Felicity by Mary Oliver (4/5)
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (3/5)
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver (4/5)
Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie (4/5)
Testimony by Anita Shreve (4.5/5)
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
Five Fortunes by Beth Gutcheon
Wakefield - Excellent performance by Bryan Cranston! There were several moments when I thought to stop watching, but it turned out to be a very good film.
May 1, 2021
How It Is With Us, And How It Is With ThemIf You Are Holding This Book
I had hoped for more meaningful (and relatable) poems, but this was a disappointment.