Feb 1, 2015

Funny in a quiet way

Some books require time to read and just savour or reflect on the thoughts they provoke, whether it's the characters or the thoughts coming out of them.
One of them is
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Jay Fowler. It's interesting but you need a little more concentration.

Sylvia's daughter is just out of the hospital(no serious injury) and Sylvia tells herself that she is happy. But the next day reality sinks in with life's usual problems.
That's exactly what happens, why is it harder to hold on longer to happy thoughts or resolutions than let the unhappy prevail ..

" Already I have to remind myself to be happy. And you know , if it were the other way, if something had happened to Allegra, I wouldn't have to remind myself to be unhappy. I'd be unhappy the rest of my life. Why should unhappiness be so much more powerful than happiness?
One difficult member spoils a whole group....
One disppointment ruins a whole day......
It takes weeks to get into shape and ten days to get out of it....
That's my point... ....  We don't stand a chance "

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