Contemplating break + 1 book recommendation
This week’s edition is going to be a short one.
Over the past few days, I have been feeling overwhelmed, lonely, and disconnected. It is almost like lurking in the bottommost depths of despair.
This feels like getting stuck into a rut but worse because I don’t even feel the motivation to come out of the rut. Overall, the mood is pretty much somber and I don’t wish to ramble here in search of any profound insights by writing things down.
So, I am contemplating taking a break but I am not sure if I should because this is one activity that keeps me grounded and centered.
I did read my first book of 2023 last weekend so that is the only thing I can share this week.
Book of the Week: How do you Live
It is a book by a Japanese author named Genzaburo Yoshino.
It is a beautiful book in which a kid called Copper and his uncle have profound yet simple conversations about science, ethics, thinking, and life in general. And on the way, they take us, through a school story set in Japan in 1937, to the heart of the questions we need to ask ourselves about the way we live our lives.
My favorite quote from the book:
“If it means anything at all to live in this world, it’s that you must live your life like a true human being and feel just what you feel. This is not something that anyone can teach from the sidelines, no matter how great a person they may be……. start with the moments of real feeling in your life, when your heart is truly moved, and to think about the meaning of those. The things that you feel most deeply, from the very bottom of your heart, will never deceive you in the slightest.”
If I ever have kids, I think this book would be at the top of my gifting wish list for them along with the Harry Potter series. 😀
So, that’s it from me this week, folks!
Until next time