We had snow last night, and now all the puddles that formed here and there in yesterday’s rain are frozen and snow covered. Winter’s last gasp.
In spite of the snow today, I feel a few rays of emotional sunshine breaking through and the ice is melting on the inside at least. Whew! I am going to curl up with my books and journals and continue on in my search for more of that sunshine today. We really have to dig for it in February don’t we?
I read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, while we were at Riverwood and thoroughly enjoyed that book. One quote from the extra dialogue at the end of the book jumped out at me, and I wrote it in my journal.
All our sorrows can be borne if we put them in a story or tell a story about them.
Blogging does help us to tell our stories doesn’t it? Writing our own stories down on paper gets the poison out and releases the pressure of hurtful things in our lives. Reading other’s stories and relating to them when we are hurting and feel alone in our pain, is like applying a soothing balm to our inflamed hearts.
Yes, all our sorrows can be borne if we put them in a story or tell a story about them. Keep writing your stories for others to read. We all need each other don’t we?
Have any of you read The Secret Life of Bees? What did it say to you?
I am reading another Kidd book right now, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, and it is quite the book. The front cover subtitle reads – A woman’s journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine. There is a lot of underlining going on and deep soul searching taking place as I read through this book.
The Secret Life of Bees is a novel, this book is not, it is an account of Kidd’s journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically. It is really making me stop and think about who I am, what I believe and why?
Have you read it? Do you have any thoughts to share with me? I would love to hear them.
Well, my coffee cup is empty and my books are calling to me, so I will end this post here and talk to you all later.
Enjoy your day and find a way to make some sunshine for someone else if you can.