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It’s that time of again … we start looking back at the year that was & picking all our favorite things that happened, including favorite books. So, over the next couple of weeks I’ll be focusing on favorite books of the past. Let’s start with my 2013 favorite …
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
Brilliant. Stunning. Heartfelt. Masterpiece. Amazing. Beautiful.
There are not enough adjective to describe the depth and beauty of this book. Hands down the best book written this year (that I’ve read). In fact, I would go as far to say it is perhaps one of the best books I’ve ever read. Definitely fighting for number one on my all-time favorites!
Since there are already so many wonderful reviews for this book – and thank you for those! – I will simply ask:
Kites or Balloons?
I would choose Balloon, because even though they will shrivel up, become kind of ugly and won’t last very long – for the briefest of moments they can bring absolute joy and when released, can be completely free.
“True beauty, the kind that doesn’t fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.
And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can’t see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can’t contain it.”
― Amy Harmon,