The Secret Life of Bees
So I bought this book about 3 weeks ago, but hadn't yet begun to read, mainly because my attention span is quite limited lately.
I rarely read anymore, but it was something I got great enjoyment from when I was a child.
Anyway, I took it with me to read while my daughter, A, was in her therapy session. She doesn't like to go alone, so I wait for her.
I've read 28 pages in. It's a very easy read. And I'm hooked.
The main character was born on the same day of the year as me.
She is not in the popular crowd in school.
She feels invisible in her father's presence.
And, she feels guilty for the accident that killed her mother.
As I read, I said WOW! to myself, because boy, can I relate to each of those things, except my mother didn't die. I just relate to the guilt. I don't know what else I will be able to relate to as I read further, but the book definitely has my attention.
And the best part is that I was able to spend some time today "outside" of myself. No anxiety, no depression, no having memories. Just for that short amount of time, was pure bliss.