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How to live a meaningful life, according to Frankl

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I spent most of the time reading Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning in my garden, as the weak winter sun warmed my bones and pink bougainvillea petals emerged slowly, rushed by no one. Despite barely mentioning the atrocities of the concentration camp, every couple of pages I would still need to look up at the clear blue sky and tell myself there was still so much goodness in this world. CONTINUE READING...

Reading Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’

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Dress: Suncoo Corinne Sweater Dress; Book: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

I think I know why Alfred Hitchcock chose Daphne Du Maurier’s The Birds to make into a movie. It must be something in her writing, in her ability to create a literary fog. Reading Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel while on holiday in Ireland has only made the whole idea of the fog feel even more true. CONTINUE READING...

Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ Is A Lesson In How To Live A Bold Life

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Book: Dubliners by James Joyce; Skirt: Sold out, similar here.

There’s a recurrent theme found in the stories collected in James Joyce’s Dubliners. Joyce always adds one character who is stuck in life in one form or another. There’s Eveline, who we meet as she is sitting “at the window watching the evening invade the avenue.” There’s Miss Devlin who “had become Mrs. Kearney out of spite” and there are more. CONTINUE READING...

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