V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #59: Worth Mentioning

Reading is as important to my day as breathing, and for a long while I was gasping for breath in a spurt of uninspired works.

Then I stumbled on Staceyann Chin’s memoir, The Other Side of Paradise, and found myself panting for more. The audio version of Chin’s life story is narrated by the author herself, and so captivating that I couldn’t stop listening.

Clay Girl by Heather Tucker, had the same effect. Tucker’s novel is a poetic wonder – written with such imagination that it has raised my own literary bar. Narrated by Morgan Hallett, I give the reader, the story, and the overall production five stars.

Since I seldom read one book at a time, I have also been engrossed in North of Normal, another memoir, written by Cea Sunrise Persons.

All three books deal with growing up in the midst of the chaos of abuse and neglect. Each heroine proves to be resourceful and courageous. Perhaps these discoveries will be the catalyst I need to return to my own work in process.

What has inspired you lately? A song, an image, a quotation? This week’s challenge is to share something “worth mentioning”.

To participate, just create a post and then link back here. All are welcome!

Look forward to your responses.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

35 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #59: Worth Mentioning

  1. Hi, VJ. Interesting question–where inspiration comes from. Sometimes it’s from books or images or events in real life. I love that “frisson” of excitement when it occurs! Glad you’re finding inspiration from these courageous women.

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      1. A challenge, I agree! I’ve been fortunate to read 2 or 3 in a row this summer that were compelling–and I’ll grab the titles/authors to share with you later πŸ™‚

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      2. πŸ™‚ I’m having trouble going to bed, haha–thinking about baking pound cake and making pasta sauce for lasagna…crazy woman, I know!

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