Hands on the ‘Someday’ shelf

 

I have a ‘someday’ shelf for books. (Okay seriously—I have a lot of assorted ‘someday’ shelves, not just books.)

But books are a passion and I’m always discovering a ‘jewel’  I have to read. But, too often by the time it arrives in the mail my brain has skittered into some other area and so the book takes up residence on the ‘Someday’ shelf. At least until my gray matter does its eventual circle and rediscovers it.

Take the ‘I Ching for Writers’ by Jessica Page Morrell. Someone, once upon a time, mentioned this book and the write-up on Amazon and Chapters Indigo caught my interest so I ordered it. Of course, by the time it arrived, I’d slipped into a far deeper shallow frame of mind and one quick look through had me shoving it on the shelf and muttering, “Later, later.”

The other day I looked at it, ran my hand over the cover, shuffled the cards that came with it and decided it was time to focus, at least long enough to get through the introduction.

I’m sorry I waited so long−it’s good stuff. So good that as I was reading, the thought that I should toss out every other book I own and buy a copy of the ‘I Ching’ (pronounced Ee Jing) then spend the next twenty or thirty years coming to know it as best I can.

I won’t but it’s a holy thought eh?

One quote I connected with was the following from Anna Quindlen:

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. 

Holy Crap—enough said for now….I got to go find myself.                                        

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