"Existence is this, I thought, a start of joy, a stab of pain, an intense pleasure, veins that pulse under the skin, there is no other truth to tell." --Elena Ferrante
"We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown."
And a lean, silent figure slowly fades into the gathering darkness, aware at last in this world- with great power, there must also come great responsibility.
“You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth. Fiction is the truth, fool!" ~ John Waters, Role Models
Walking in the woods with my pup, kayaking, reading good books and listening to music that stirs my soul are my passions in life. Actually my idea of a good day kayaking is parking myself in a sunny spot on a pond, hanging my legs over the side of the kayak and opening a book! I love to read fiction, biography and memoirs with a smattering of history and true adventure thrown in the mix. I love all kinds of music as long as it lights a fire in my soul and makes me want to sing!