Be forewarned…..that this is a really long post….non food related and may be really the thing that puts your insomnia away!!
Before the ones who gave me the honor of some lovely blogging awards and tagged me for some nice meme’s think I am an ungrateful recipient, i had better acknowledge them…….
The Booky MeMe
My namesake, tagged me for a book meme in june……and I wanted to do it…..it was so different from all the other tags going around…..I just didn’t get down to doing it till now…..
- Pick up the nearest book.
- Open to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the next three sentences.
- Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.
this passage is from a book called “ I do, Meditation for brides” by Ellen Sue Stern……i picked up in a second hand bookstore….i’d never heard of it….just flipped a couple of pages…dreading some “religious sermon types” and was pleasantly surprised……i spend my quiet mornings with this book….sometimes reading portions for 5-6 days because they are so delightful and full of worldly wisdom!! its made me see ever so clearly that there is humour, friendship, compassion, anger and frustration in marriage….apart from the love we seek…..it makes me cherish this partnership that i entered, and tells me to shut up and lay off when i am being pig headed……tells me to take a hike when k is too polite to do so!!
each day’s portion begins with a quote from sources as varied as indira gandhi to woody allen and mother theresa…..and ends with a statement of affirmation that is mostly tongue in cheek….
This is what page 123 threw up for me……
“We crank up the volume when we sense our words are falling on deaf ears. We pout, scream. Or stomp around until he takes the cotton out and starts responding. “
And I can’t resist typing out the next few lines as well….. “We shouldn’t have to work so hard to get his attention. We also shouldn’t endlessly cover the same ground without regard for his feelings”