I am currently reading a book that seems more like my diary written by someone else than just a book. The parallels between my life and the author’s life are amazing. And the range of emotions that have been brought on as I read are numerous as a result of all the similarities.
The book is titled My Berlin Kitchen, and is all about the author’s (Luisa Weiss) process of dealing with love, heartbreak, and homesickness through cooking. The relationships that we have had, and how they end is remarkably similar, as is how we deal with them. She also talks about the idea of being homesick no matter where she lived, and the constant pull to the different cities she had lived in (and even those she hadn’t), something I am constantly dealing with these days (and struggling with not having anyone that understood this). And, she mentions when she started her blog, and how it became such an outlet for her, which those of you who have followed me for a while know is also true for me.
The book has made me realize some things about myself, made me long for things even more than I was before, and helped me feel at ease about some things. All this and I’m only half way through. It has made me want to write more here on my blog, so I am going to try to follow through with that. I also have some plans in mind for after my 366, which I am already excited about. If you, my lovely readers, have anything you would be interested in hearing about, seeing, etc, please let me know; I would love to hear from all of you.
I had such an incredibly long day at work today, most of which was spent trying to console a miserably sick 18 month old. And I am not feeling so great myself, so this was all I could bring myself to do for my picture today.
And now I’m going to go curl up and dive in to this book.
I am taking the History of Jazz right now, and we had to choose something related to jazz to research, do a presentation, and write a paper on. I chose to research Nina Simone and have been reading a 400 page book about her life for the past few days (I started reading it Monday I believe, and was skimming like crazy to finish it). Wednesday night I was up super later reading, trying to finish so I could put together my Powerpoint, and I realized I hadn’t taken a picture yet. So I dropped my book on the floor of Elliot’s apartment (where I was reading) and took a few pictures.