What I Learned - The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave
This thought provoking story will keep you thinking long after you turn the last page.
What I Learned:
It's hard to remember sometimes that the lows really make us appreciate the highs, and that actually we wouldn't appreciate them without the lows to make us realise how lucky we are.
A beautiful description of love and loss. This actually gives me goose-bumps when I read it. Just beautiful.
Another beautiful observations. How different life would be if this were true, or maybe if families worked harder to make it true?
I love the concept of listening to the trees. I hadn't really thought about it before but actually the sound is a huge part of the experience for me, likewise when I go to the beach. It's the sound of the waves and the nature that really seeps into my soul.
Our life is our life and our experience, however it may of played out. So maybe we all need to try a litter harder to accept it as a whole, after all it's made us who we are!
Especially true now a days. Everything in life just moves at such a fast pace. Things designed to make our life easier, like mobile phones, tablets, etc, can also zap time and never really give us that moment just to switch off and retreat for it all. Do you know what it's okay to go out and leave all that behind, really take some time just for you and to figuratively - as well as literally - switch off.
This just made me smile!
Another difficult truth to remember when we are deep in the depths of our grief after losing someone we love. Yet true all the same. And we need good people around to remind us.
One frame at a time would be so much easier. And, really, what is stopping us from doing this? Just taking things as they come one moment at a time instead of constantly worrying about everything ahead. Because really, this moment, right now, is all that's guaranteed. So stop, breathe and try going with the flow.
I think we all have moments like this where we take ourselves by surprise. But maybe this is just the moment that you truly see and appreciate yourself the way the outside world does. Treasure this feeling whenever it comes along and don't you dare question it.
Dancing in the rain will always be one of life's perfect treasures, so make the time to enjoy the tiny moments.
I referred to it earlier - this - right here - is the very depths of the grief when you lose someone you love. This is when you need the people around you to remind you that not only is it okay to feel like this, but that this is temporary. The love was real, and is still real. You will be okay. It will get easier to carry.
Being remembered and missed, and knowing that we touched a life enough for that person to remember us and miss us, isn't that all there is really? And all that really matters?
My Goodreads Review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Its a few months since I read this amazingly absorbing page turner now and it still has me thinking. Technology is moving so fast, but does that mean we should utilise it in every way possible? How far is too far? And how well do we ever really know someone? Where does the uncrossable line lie?
This book is one of the best and most unique I've read in a long time! Set aside a day and devour it!
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