Friday, February 26, 2010

My Life in France

You saw what I read in January.
In February, I read one book. I read slowly and deliberately and savored every single page and hard-to-pronounce French word. And I can't just post it, without saying something.
In my life of reading, I have found along the way a certain handful of people, stretched across time, who have met me on the same soul-road. Isobel Kuhn, Hudson Taylor (that's one Jim and I each found before we were together, and yes he's Hudson's namesake), Elisabeth Elliot, Brennan Manning, Sally Clarkson, and Julia Child are some of these people- and through the power of biography, the power of honest, real life, I've found understanding, encouragement, enlightenment, and affirmation for the road I've travelled, and for where I'm going from here. People who, through the writing of their own life, struggles, revelations, and victories, I've found real, true kinship.
The details have been different, the heart discoveries have been the same.
And these are the books that become part of my fabric.
Not sure I've ever waxed so philosophical in a book report.


Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

Megan, can I just say how glad I am that we've "met" I just love reading your posts and how you can make a book report wax philosophical this way :) Your outlook on life is an inspiration to me!

Colleen said...

My reading slowed down quite a bit in February as well. However, I did watch the movie Julie and Julia and have been eyeing this book. I may have to check it out at the library.

Danielle said...

I can't wait to read that book! It's on my list for this year!