Just finished reading "The Invention Of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.
It will be added to other favorite books in bookcase in my bedroom.
I truly enjoyed this book.
This bookcase holds old favorites
some go back close to 50 years.
It holds my first bible given to me when I was 9 years old
Nardin Park Methodist Church in Detroit, Michigan. I was sent alone
represented the family and sang in the choir...
Also 3 other bibles all underlined, dated and tear stained.
Some much loved books
would be older then the 50 years
but so sad that when I married and packed away my books
and returned for them several weeks later
my mother had thrown them away - the thought of this still brings a moment of sadness
A bookcase in area by computer, sitting and kitchen
holds all my Yoga, Buddhism, classics and gardening books.
I have mentioned to many that my favorite book of all times
was "Shell Seekers" by Rosemunde Pilcher.
An hour ago took it off the shelf , a paperback
and inside dated 1989 and I wrote "my favorite book of all."
My son, all of my children and grandchildren are avid readers and I remember the
afternoon he called and told me he noticed a First Edition of "Shell Seekers"
in the window of a used book store. I immediately told him to purchase
it for me. Price was reasonable and this is the hard covered book.
Also 4 other of this author's books on the shelf.
Have not reread this book in over 10 years and going to begin again
this evening or tomorrow. Want to see if I still think is is wonderful.
I shared in a post years ago that I allowed a movie to be made at the
old farmhouse years ago. I would never do this again as it was very emotional for me.
Special furnishing all put outside and covered for over a week.
Home totally redecorated for film and accustomed to somewhat of a solitary lifestyle
and there were many in my much loved surroundings.
Strangers, camera's, but the best part a special truck with the best food for 3 meals a day
for those working on the set and "this one."
Food was fabulous and much cooked on outdoor grills, a dozen picnic tables in my
yard. Very little income for this major discomfort and I now smile when I remember my son's
words "look at this like an adventure." :)
I also remember the crew and director wanted me to leave the premises
told me they would put me up in a motel - no way was I going to leave...
One of the directors of this film, an older lady that I became very fond of
was the one of the directors on the move set of "Shell Seekers." I have a special
letter she wrote me.
Of all things
the name of this film being made
was "Is There Life Out There."
As time went by in the farm house
this divorced one
with 4 children
had begun a new journey
a lifestyle much unlike she had lived in the past in the big city.
Strange that I knew almost immediately
this is the lifestyle I was created for...
With older children finishing college and now my youngest in college
I sometimes would wonder
"Is There Life Out There."