Sunday, July 06, 2008


As the weather has been getting nicer, my time on my balcony has been increasing. Tonight I spent a few hours out there reading. Pretty much it was one of the best nights I have had in a long time.

I am reading A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. This particular copy of the book belonged to my Grandma and Grandpa Stewart. I have been totally loving this book - it has been rich enough that I have not been able to devour it - which is often a treat for me. It is also very, very emotional and I found my cheeks wet multiple times just in the prologue.

Tonight I found myself lost in the emotional height of the book, and there I sat, in the summer warmth, as the sun went down, quietly sobbing as I turned the pages. It was beautiful.

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