If you were having coffee with me we would be trying something different, we would be trying iced tea. The weather is stifling hot so a hot beverage would be all kinds of awkward…. I have never tried iced tea, but the golden colour is so rich (maybe I should drink my tea in a clear glass mug more) and the ice cubes a nice cooling touch ( but if you think about it ice cubes are kinda hard core imagine floating around in a mug the size of a bathtub full of your own blood…)
I do apologise for the visualization, but yes my mind is a scary place sometimes, and I like to broaden its horizons, see where my thoughts lead me.
If you were having coffee with me, I would be telling you of my review of one of the last books I read On The Other Hand The Little Anthology of Big Questions, by Renée Paule
If you were having coffee with me I would ask you what sort of books you read and what was the last good book you read. I would tell you that I like fantasy, I read to escape, you see, to world of fictional characters and at least for a little while forget how cruel we as a race can get to each other all the war, pain and suffering we inflict on each other, all in the name of freedom, justice and even religion.
On The Other Hand is not a fictional book, it’s a self help book, actually no its not even that it’s a book of questions, it doesn’t even have the answers, only questions. Through the Author’s journey to learn who they are we also ask ourselves challenging questions about the things we have always accepted without question.
I am a fast reader it takes me little time and effort to zip through pages of a book, especially when I like the story I go through it faster, I mean to slow down and enjoy the plot, but I cant help myself I rush through gouging on every page, like its my last supper, sometimes forgetting to sleep. But this book it’s a little book with a modest number 216 pages, it took me almost a month to read and in between reading it I finished four other books.
Its not the easiest book to read, its true “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu
According to this book:
We are happy to wait until we die to find out answers to questions we have forgotten how to ask.
Human beings are diligent when it comes to searching for something they dont really want to know or see; we know where not to look….
The truth is there we just have trouble facing it.
We are given a blank sheet of paper to create our world on and we have scribbled all over it in the most horrible way; now we cant read our own writing..
Who were we when the paper was blank? Where did the piece of paper come from?
So many questions and no answers well I didn’t have them (the answers) but asking them to oneself puts things into perspective, you don’t ask whats wrong with the world (because whats wrong with world is we happened or maybe we let happen) what you ask is how do you save yourself and others, because we are worth saving.
It was challenging to read this book but I am glad I did.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that I don’t think I like iced tea, (maybe its an acquired taste) you can have the rest of it I will fix myself a nice cold beverage perhaps add a dash of something slightly intoxicating just for laughs and lots of ice. The weather is stifling the heat is oppressive, I cant help wonder if the rapture occurred and now we are left here to burn, for failing to save ourselves or is this a prelude of things to come if we do not change….
That is why we pray for rain #RainMustFall
Ps I just heard a clap of thunder and I smell rain *cheers*