Honestly??? Me too??? I was so shocked when really he lived for such a long time for someone with ALS??
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BOOK REVIEW - #thehazelwood
I desperately wanted to love this story, but unfortunately it just wasn't for me. I was lured in by the promise of a dark and whimsical fairytale retelling, but instead I just got a handful of crazy and only a sprinkling of whimsy.
It took two hundred pages to reach the main arc of the book, and by that point I had begun to lose interest. Whilst the writing style was beautiful and charming, the plot didn't carry it forward for me. The first half of the book was dragged out for far longer than it should have been, and then the second half was just a whirlwind of nonsense (down the rabbit hole sums it up perfectly, to be honest).
If it wasn't for the inserted fairytale stories and prose throughout the novel, I probably would have DNF'd this one. I pushed myself to finish this hoping that I would eventually come out of Wonderland and be able to make some sort of sense of the 400 pages, but alas I could not.
If you've read this one I'd love to know what you thought of it! Please share your thoughts but keep it a spoiler-free zone for those that are still yet to read it. ✨
Am I the only person who cries while reading??? Like when something sad happens obviously...well I do and I’d like to think of it as an art because otherwise I would just look plain crazy. At least that’s how people do look at me when I’m out of the house reading!😅👌
“Generating the Future”: Francis’ apostolic journey to Chile and Peru
March 15, 2018
Diego Fares, SJ - Antonio Spadaro, SJ
Pope Francis made his 22nd international apostolic journey, January 15-21, 2018, in two stages, the first to Chile, then Peru. Throughout this journey, the pope invited people to look ahead and to prioritize unity, cultural integration, peace and justice.
He did so on the basis of a memory that stretches back beyond current affairs or the 200 years of independent life of the Latin American nations.
His gaze is open to a future to be generated and built together while combating clericalism and corruption, a future rooted in the values of ancestral cultures that have transformed into a sincere and profound popular Christian spirituality.
A pivotal and constant theme throughout this apostolic journey was the opening up to tomorrow. In Chile, “a nation full of hope for the future,” Francis commenced his visit by expressing his vision for the country to the authorities: “A nation, more than its borders, more than its land, its mountain ranges, its seas, more than its language or its traditions, is a mission to be fulfilled.” He repeated this in his first homily: “The Beatitudes are that new day for all those who look to the future, who continue to dream, who allow themselves to be touched and sent forth by the Spirit of God.” And again: “We must forge a future of peace, weave a fabric that will not unravel.” “Generating the future” was also an invitation to the female prisoners in the Penitentiary Center of Santiago.
This dynamic vision is aimed at young people above all, and the pope spoke to them of the dreams that God places in their hearts: “dreams of freedom, dreams of joy, dreams of a better future.” The pontiff defined the university as “a laboratory for the future of the country.” And in talking about the people, the family and the nation, he always included “the ‘us’ of the future, our children and tomorrow.” Continued in comment section.
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Do you have fond memories of your high school prom or fun memories you hope to have???
I actually had s blast at my prom back in the day!!! I went with a good friend and it was so much fun!!! A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall sounds adorable and I can’t wait to read it!!!
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