Two rivers and two river books that may induce crying for the #CryMeARiver prompt. The tagged book is a beautifully written novella set along the banks of the Rio Grande. The second is on my #TBR & is set on the Shenandoah River & seems like a bit of a tearjerker. 😭📚
“Grief reunites you with what you've lost. It's a merging; you go with the loved thing or person. You follow it a far as you can go. But finally, the grief goes away and you phase back into the world. you don't ever completely come back from where you went - a fragment broken off your pulsing, pumping heart is there still. A cut that never heals.”
#AyUpAugust | 1: #CryMeARiver
📷: Made with Typorama
(Day 1 - #CryMeARiver)
*I think Conrad‘s book was where I first gleaned the trope of river as life. To quote Conrad: “[T]he last pages of ‘Heart of Darkness‘ where the interview of the man and the girl locks in ... the whole 30000 words of narrative description into one suggestive view of a whole phase of life and makes of that story something quite on another plane than an anecdote of a man who went mad in the Centre of Africa.” ♥️
Sometimes a certain book comes into your head when you see a prompt and you‘re not exactly sure why. This is that book for me today.
A powerful epistolary novella, this is a letter written by Ramatoulaye to a friend after the demise of her marriage. She is coming to terms with her past, in a melancholy but hopeful way.