So many of the passages from this book resonated with me. This quote has been popping into my mind all holiday season so I thought I would share it again!
" 'Closeness', he said surveying the congregation. 'It's easy to be close, but almost impossible to stay close. Think about friends. Think about hobbies. Even ideas. They're close to us – sometimes so close we think they are part of us- and then, at some point they aren't close anymore. They go away. Only one thing can keep something close over time: holding it there. Grappling with it. Wrestling to the ground, as Jacob did with the angel, and refusing to let go. What we don't wrestle we let go of. Love isn't the absence of struggle. Love is struggle.' "
From "Here I Am" by Jonathan Safron Foer
best of spring/summer 2017
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!