Reading is a Kind of Magic

In imaginary worlds, I am invincible.

backstory: I once saw Felicity Cloake at a restaurant, in Lyon. She and her friends sat at a table filled with bowls of pressed pig snout, soft pink sausage and tripe. I wondered if they had the stomach to eat all that, like the Lyonnais would do.

If you believed that story, welcome to the world of reading, my friend! 😀 A world where we can meet our favourite authors or spy on characters in their books. Tell me if that isn’t beauty!

The scene above is borrowed from a book, One More Croissant for the Road, I’m currently reading. But over to you, what imaginary world are you inhabiting, at present? 🙂

PS: If you’re undecided about your next read, I have a few suggestions. These books are by fellow writers, who also blog here: Ten by H. Hennenburg, and fresh from the printers is Duplicity by Rajani Radhakrishnan as well as Followers by Christina Bergling. I hope you do check them out. Happy Reading!

PPS: As always, linking to Writer’s Pantry at Poets and Storytellers United.

Colour of Clouds

Colour of clouds captures spectacular moments.

backstory: Besides that I love watching the sky and all magic that happens above my head, there’s a story behind the photo above. But this quote, “Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the while I am being carried across the sky by beautiful clouds.” captures its essence much better. Here’s the realization since I started Project Finding Beauty, it’s not always easy to find beauty but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.

And here’s a question for you: What specific beauty do you notice around you, today? 🙂

p.s. Also linking to Writers’ Pantry at Poets and Storytellers United.

The Beauty of Receiving

To ask is to be strong.

backstory: Today, I simply want to say THANK YOU to everyone, who read and responded to my big ask, last week’s post. Because at its core, I was asking the reader to listen, validate and support. I was also aware that I maybe asking too much as the menopausal journey is or can be highly personal. So, I am truly touched by your openness and kindness in sharing your own personal experiences. If your thoughtful responses are not the beauty of receiving (and asking), I don’t know what is!

p.s. Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash. I’m also linking to Writers’ Pantry at Poets and Storytellers United.