Cold Tangerines

I have to share: I am currently reading Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist. I picked up this book after the pastor at Ada Bible suggested it during one Sunday several weeks ago. Well to be fair, I really picked it up at Barnes & Noble shortly thereafter when I went with my boyfriend to pick up a devotional someone had recommended for him to read. The book jumped out at us both having just been encouraged to read it and we decided that we would both read it with me breaking in the pages first. (The thing I tried to warn him of, though he will not fully understand until he gets the book in his hands, is that when I read a book, I underline and circle and double-underline anything that strikes me – thus changing the tone and pace for the next reader. It’s never good to let me read a book first.)

Anyway, in these pages (particularly in the chapter entitled “Visions and Secrets,” I have found a voice that speaks for me. Of writing, Shauna says, “Words are the breakdown through which I see all of life…When I write, I can see things that I can’t otherwise see, and I can feel things I can’t otherwise feel. Things make sense…”

If you want to understand why I write, it is already written in her words for you to read…

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