Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Fault of Our Stars

My morning today: woke up, made coffee, fed fish, removed blanket from parakeets' cage, fed parakeets (Coco and Carl), watered garden, listened to npr morning edition while beginning this morning's paintings, took bath. My baths for the past week or so have been long. I put a few drops of lavender oil into the hot water, get a tall glass of water and a cup of coffee, turn on the audio book The Fault of Our Stars and soak. Today I finished the book and I have to say it was brilliant and felt so real an non-contrived. There was a scene in the book where the main characters go to Amsterdam. The description of the setting made me remember how much I love to travel- the other worldliness of it.

 The Fault of Our Stars in a YA novel. I haven't read one of those in ages. The last one I read was friend Jay Asher's 13 Reason's Why (also completely brilliant). Anyhow- I was balling in the tub and after the book was done, I thought-about that part of life- the teenage years- the part where you begin to figure out who you are, or rediscover who you are, or reinvent yourself- what a fragile and amazing time that is...

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