Post Script: Today I Am…Carmen Warrington

Mindfulness for everyday.

today-i-am

Today I Am…

Carmen Warrington

Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9780733636530

 

Description:

Discover your true nature and explore you inner world with these inspirational pieces.

From the author of popular affirmations handbook TODAY I WILL… comes this book of inspiration to use in daily life.

Each page is an invitation to appreciate the richness of your inner world in all its colours, shades and contrasts. Contemplate any page to feed your soul and nurture your spirituality.

To know yourself is to know the greatest secret of all – embark on a journey of self-discovery with TODAY I AM…

 

 

My View:

“Today I am …A torchbearer.

I can shine my light or allow the darkness to remain.

It is a simple choice – on or off. In the light I see what is real, in the darkness imagination and fear take over. Fear causes me to view your actions with suspicion and think the worst of you.” pps. 158-159.

 

“Today I am…I Am

I am perfect as I am

Whatever I am.” Pp166-167.

 

Thoughtful, mindful reflection on the power of choice and meditation.  There is something in this pocket size book that we can all take on our journey.  Simplistic prose, multilayered meanings.  Buy this book, read it, share with your friends or family.

 

Post Script: A Beautiful Young Wife – Tommy Wieringa

A Beautiful Young Wife

A Beautiful Young Wife

Tommy Wieringa

Translated by Sam Garrett

Scribe Publications

ISBN:9781925321180

 

 

Description:

‘He had never married and had never been with one woman for long; he had always remained a collector of first times.’

 

Edward Landauer, a brilliant microbiologist in his forties, meets a beautiful young woman. She is the love of his life, and when the two marry in France, Edward is the happiest man in the world. At first, Ruth Walta appears to represent a victory over time, but even she cannot stop him growing older.

 

After the birth of their long-awaited son, the ‘happiness, delicate like filigree’ turns into something new, and Edward no longer recognises his great romance nor the woman who induced it.

 

 

My View:

This small book pacts a powerful punch – it is the kind of book that as you turn the last page you gasp in surprise and question “What? No more?” You want more…please….

 

On the surface this is a story that touches on a relationship in turmoil – but it is so much more. Wieringa poses so many questions, presents so any brilliant social observations in this sparse but beautifully evocative prose; identity – especially that of woman now mother is exquisitely explored. Scientific progress/experimentation and pain intersect succinctly. Relationships are displayed and prodded under a modern microscope depicting change.

 

The ending – yes I wanted more- not because I liked the protagonist – I disliked him immensely; his selfish manipulative ways, his pretentious mannerisms, his judgmental attitudes… but maybe because I could see some hint of self-awareness in his later life. The author has skilfully involved me in this man’s narrative.