Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 16 ~ An afternoon of inspiration and a book I could not put down

Do you ever need a little change of pace, a good cup of coffee and some inspiration? I do. And, today was one of those days.

Chicago weather was a little dark and rainy, a perfect day for an afternoon at one of my favorite browsing places ... Barnes and Noble.

Christy had the afternoon off, so we went together.

I always start with a stack of magazine to peruse.
Then a gorgeous stack of books and a delicious coffee. (always a tall no-foam latte for me)

But today was a little different. First, I am not drinking coffee for the month, and brought a tea bag from home. And second, I started reading a book that I could not put down, and skipped the rest of the stack.

Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Ann Whiston-Donaldson, had me spell bound. Ann is a beautiful writer who honestly shares the story of the loss of their 12 year old son. 

My brother has buried a son, too early, and I was thinking of them, as well.

It was a different kind of inspiration then my usual afternoon at Barnes and Noble ... but I went away wanting to know Jesus a little more and wanting to be there for my friends in deep ways when they are experiencing loss.

Thanks, Ann, for sharing your loss. 

Where do you find inspiration?

  


6 comments:

  1. I am drawn to book recommendations, and this one sounds intriguing but hard to read because of the tough subject. I find inspiration in books too, and in flowers!

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  2. Wow. I think I've got to get that book. Thanks! (P.S. I am unbelievably jealous of your delicious afternoon.)

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  3. Oh, isn't that awesome when you start reading a book, and can't put it down? I find inspiration when I ride my bicycle (I live in Holland).

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  4. Love books like that. And trips to Barnes and Noble are THE best ever!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this book Glenda. My sister lost a son a while back. There's nothing sadder. I would love to read this.

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