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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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18.03 | 17:38

Edith is our mentor and prophet for the times she knows we are trying to let go, be freed from whatever impedes growth,goodness and giving!

14.03 | 19:26

Thank you Brenda for providing this resource. Your selection of books make fine companions on life's path, especially at this time.

14.03 | 12:11

And here we are manifesting to each other and the universe! Your poem is soulful, Gina, dealing with the unknowns of each day as they come. Thanks for sharing.

13.03 | 19:34

Hi Brenda, just read new poeming 4 and your new wild geese is where we are all getting to I hope just love it, Ken

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