Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunshine + Good Book = Best Day Ever

Yesterday after work a friend and I took a drive. A five hour drive. To an incredible lakeside retreat on the shores of Shuswap. Courtesy of another friend. 

I have great friends.

It's past midnight and I've been facebook chatting with some other friends. I love facebook. Keeps me in touch with the folks I love. Keeps me in the loop when exciting things happen. 


You know how I was reading that book about all the sad and bad things that happen to women around the world? Well, I've been taking a short break from it. Cuz it's so heartbreaking, yo? And decided to read a novel and escape the gloom. 

Based on the recommendations of oh, many sources, I chose this one:

"Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution."

If God wants you to think about something, He's not going to let you run from it. Or hide from it. Or ignore it. 
This novel touched on those exact same issues that "Half the Sky" did, as something that was commonplace in that corner of the world.  This book takes place in India and Ethiopia... exactly where all those women's issues are. (Fistulas. Rape. Arranged marriages. Female circumcision.) 

Aside from that, this was a great book. It's not a story about women's issues, it's way more than that. 

I'm sad I finished reading it. I loved the writing and the story. 

Now I have to find another book to lose myself in for tomorrow's day on a lawn chair in the sun. 

I have absolutely no problem being lazy. I excel at this.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1.Beautiful accomodations. Glorious sunshine. Good conversations. Full moon.
2. Facebook chat. Happy news. 
3. BBQ salmon. Eating on the deck. Overlooking the lake. 


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