Exuberance

Posted on 08/06/2006. Filed under: Books & Writing |

After finishing a wonderful book (An Unquiet Mind) I decided to pick up two more books by the same author (Kay Redfield Jamison). The first is titled “Exuberance: The Passion for Life” and the second book is titled “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperment” I just started reading Exuberance today and it is a wonderful book so far. She truly captures the feelings and energy of people who truly are exuberant and not merely energetic or enthusiastic….

Most of the references she gives revolve around nature and the joys that can be found therin. Poetry is often quoted in her works and all the passages speak to your heart. I have often wanted to write in such a way, where what I put down on paper uplifts people and has an impact on them. My poetry is often neglected for long peroids of time, only to surface again when I am wrapped in nature’s cloak. One of my favorite quotes in the book so far is by John Muir “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” I think that going out into nature is really going home, where we can truly center ourselves.

The book gives me a great desire to go dance among the flowers and smile up into the sky, basking in the warmth of the sun, or marveling at the endless starry sky. The idea of running free, twirling ’round like a sprite and falling back, face up in a field gazing at all the beauty around has me smiling and planning for a time for me to run free.

Advertisements

Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 137 other followers

  • Cafe Aletris

  • Copywrite Notice

    © Aletris Vazquez and Random Thoughts, Rants and Mental Meanderings, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Aletris Vazquez and Random Thoughts, Rants and Mental Meanderings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

Are You Meant for Something Better?

I committed myself to a number of things in order to live a full and prosperous life: Follow my dreams, wish on rainbows and never wear sweatpants in public.

Lake Superior Spirit

Blogging from the Upper Peninsula North Woods...

One Book on the Shelf

The Bookshops of London

101 Books

Reading my way through Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses)

The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh!

Opening books to open minds.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: