Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lovely and Unfinished

Yes, along the same lines as my current love of repetition of Joy Harjo and Van Morrison's poetic music, I find I cannot stop reading accounts of struggles and challenges in people's lives. And I just finished two more wonderful books, This Lovely Life by Vicki Forman and An Unfinished Marriage by Joan Anderson.

What does the story of two babies born tragically early have to do with the musings on a couple rekindling their marriage in the second half of life? I think it has to do with the lack of trying to look good each of these authors braves. They're out to tell the truth, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the lovely. And honestly, that's all I have ears for these days.