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Books that most shaped my life

Out of the blue, this thought came to me. I have been reading since the age of three, when my Mother taught me to read "Little Golden Books" evening after evening with no television in existence then. The other day, taking something out of the fridge, I had a sudden vision of a long line of books like stepping stones, coming towards me out of the past, and every one of them had a role in shaping my life and who I am today.

Then another thought: what books MOST shaped MY life choices? I kept myself to five, and here they are:

The Diary of Anne Frank;

The Little Prince

Gift From the Sea

Watership Down

New and Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Needless to say, they were hard to choose, but that is part of the exercise: really, the most influential. I was as surprised as perhaps some of you are, reading this. What would the response be if you did it? Take the challenge and send them to me using the "Contacts" section. I will post them for you! What fun!!!

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10.09 | 21:59

Hearing you! MB

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30.07 | 19:22

As someone journeying with people receiving palliative care, I read the article on liminal spaces with much appreciation and resonance. Thank you!

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01.04 | 20:45

Thanks, Mary Beth...that is how it felt in that moment. And still says with me. Thanks for commenting...

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01.04 | 16:45

Have only peeked into your poeming on Easter Sunday...and lo....feel the paschal mystery, soul'd mystery proclaims Exultet...in a very interior manner! Thanks s

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