…a huge mish-mash of things as illustrated below. Those most recently finished included two that left me just plain wrung out.
Hillbilly Elegy was painful as it challenged the remembered ties to “my people” in Appalachia and a personal history unconnected to the present, I suppose.
Then week before last, I listened to Black Rabbit Hall. Set in Cornwall and London, across several decades…one of those richly detailed stories of family. I was sucked right in. A foolish decision. Emotionally fragile this time of year, I should stay away from stories with family drama, shouldn’t I? It was a tough ride. Actually wound up taking Friday off for a No Human Blah-Blah Day. Cathartic? Yes. Actually much better as we head to the 5-year anniversary of Jon’s passing. Tears gone…bring on the laughter!
How can anyone deny the power of story?
And, yes, that is Plants vs. Zombies: Official Guide to Protecting Your Brain you see. Per Ben, “You’re going to like it.” Sunday’s read. Want to read it next?