I love planning my reading around Jane’s themes, especially “Reading Naturally“; which I will miss this year. I am here despite unreliable access to WordPress. There are a number of books I hesitate to read, my spouse’s and my abundant home stock, lovingly and excitedly collected since my childhood and his. The incentive of Jane’s generous, fun rewards, succeeds at getting me to dive into them.
Most important and difficult of all things: my precious Mom died. I feel fortunate that she saw this new year and welcomed it with me, with her very sacred Mother’s hugs and kisses one more time. She knows I love reading, having been given the gift of this love from her, however unique our own preference in styles. It will be a balm to the hardest absence in a Daughter’s life.
Our prayer for our son-cat, Conan, to be returned to us safely, is on-going. My Mom is watching over him and guiding him home to us, as she promised she would. Our open spiritual conversations always and in her last days, are powerful and meaningful to me and are the reason we will be all right!
I honoured good old 1972 many times, the year my dear Mom brought me to join her in our world. I read four books for 1973, the year I saw fully, after I was born. Please allow me bookmark my inclusion in this year’s fun with this post. I will choose a year and a quantity for which to aim, after I have time to have a good browse of our well-stocked shelves.