I mean, it's hard to write a review about a book that I love and hope someone else will too.
I've started this post ten times and each time I crumpled it up, well, the computer equivalent, which is the back button, i guess.
So, I'll forget the fact that I'm not a book reviewer and just say what I feel.
Read this book.
Learning to Breathe by Alison Wright is a spiritual memoir that will fill you with compassion and love, appreciation for life. And if your like me, jealousy. Sorry! is that bad? Alison, if you are reading this, by one chance in a million billion, I would say that I was jealous of you. Maybe not your terrifying experience per se, but how you handled it. And the rest of your life. And your photos. Dear Lord, Buddha and Allah, they are phenomenal.
And is it OK that I quote from a book?
Again, Alison, if you are reading, I hope you won't mind, because what you have to say here perfectly reflects my heart.
"I hoped that when they were old enough they too would expand their world by traveling to other lands, to be influenced by this magical planet and the people who touch their lives, and to do so with love in their hearts and awareness in their souls ~ appreciating everyone they meet for each is a teacher in some way."
I've tried to teach my children this. Each one is becoming an earth traveler in his or her own right. I tell them Love is a universal language. And mostly I tell them to be aware of each moment. Because like Alison teaches us.
It is all we have.
If you are like me and want to know more about this incredible person(and see her photographs) you can go to http://www.alisonwright.com/
it is a treat
xxx love, lori