Archive for February, 2012

17
Feb
12

struck

I feel lovestruck a bit. Or maybe awestruck. The book I finished a week or two ago is lingering with me. It is one of those that I think I will remember forever. I know it is a bit crazy to feel so strongly about a fictional story about fictional characters, but for whatever reason I am deeply affected by what I read.

Abraham Verghese’s Cutting For Stone is his debut novel. He has a way with words. There were moments in this book where I would read and re-read what he wrote, wondering how he crafted the words he did in the way he did. I would run to my reader friends and ask if they heard the magic I heard, and yes, they did. It will be a book I give to those I know treasure words.

It was given to me by an unlikely friend who somehow knew I would love it.

That is the gift of words and story. They are shared. They are life-changing.

I am thankful for all who have shared the stories they love with me.

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11
Feb
12

shifting paradigms

I am really wanting to know what you think of these ideas! Watching this was exciting and overwhelming at the same time. i began to wonder what rabbit hole we have all gone down that a systematic change is so imperative. Let me know what you think. (These are thoughts from the TED conference, speaker is sir ken robinson)