Top 17 of 2017

I hope you all had wonderful Christmas, that you managed to find time to relax, breathe and think, but also to be, fully consciously be, with your family and with yourselves. I have a feeling I'm late to the party on this one, or at least cutting it very fine, but here's my list of …

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The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

What do you do when the impossible happens? When your husband dies and your daughter is in a hospital in a coma? How do you survive? Joan Didion tries to understand how she did it. She does not offer advice or solutions, it is an honest and brutal vivisection of her own grief. It is …

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The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion – Quotes

I saw immediately that there would be no need to add the word "ordinary," because there would be no forgetting it: the word never left my mind. It was in fact the ordinary nature of everything preceding the event that prevented me from truly believing it had happened, absorbing it, incorporating it, getting past it. …

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