Book Musings: Mary Poppins

April 7 2019:

My first love of reading was in the fiction genre as a child, teen and young adult. In about 1998, I switched solely to the non-fiction genre as I discovered an entirely different world and reason for reading.

I’ve come full circle and have incorporated fiction back into my life. Although as a young adult I read some horror books, I will not be incorporating that genre again. This was my first read in re-entering fiction a couple of months ago. 💜📖📖📖💜

Mary Poppins

I mainly wanted to read it as I was deeply curious after seeing the movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and how it was portrayed that P.L. Travers absolutely did not want Walt Disney veering from her story and all of the other things she did not want done to her story. It seems the movie did veer quite a bit away from the original story.

We’ve seen Mary Poppins many times and we love it so this was the sleuth researcher in me coming out to play! Travers was in a tough spot as she was about to lose her house and needed the money. After years of telling Disney “no”, she finally gave in.

Yet, it had some threads that remained true to the book. I truly don’t remember reading this when I was younger. Glad I read it now and that my interest was peaked by watching “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Book Musings: Beyond Civilization – Humanity’s Next Great Adventure

December 29 2018:

Beyond Civilization – Humanity’s Next Great Adventure

The foundation of this book is that there is no one right way to live. The author discusses how the majority of us are convinced that there must be only one right way to live, and we are living it.

I was deeply moved reading about how he defines civilization and tribes and taking a look into history at past civilizations and tribes. I’m inspired to learn about and see ideas from a different perspective. Great book!

Book Musings: Writing as a Path to Awakening

September 8 2018:

Writing as a Path to Awakening

I deeply enjoyed this book. I’ll check it out again at some point to re-visit and inspire.

“To tap into your deepest talent, you need to seek out a calm, restful state of mind where your head isn’t defending your delicate ego and your heart can bloom open a little.” -Mary Karr

“Allow failure to be your handmaiden. Love is showing up fully with presence – open-hearted, raw, and vulnerable to the world; it’s the only thing that matters. All writing and creativity originate here and now.” – Albert Flynn DeSilver

Emailing Authors of Books

**THROWBACK POST**

October 30 2013:

Sometime last week Lillian asked me if she could email the authors of books she’s reading. I told her “Sure”. Well, she did just that and heard back from two of them. I didn’t know until I saw the reply emails … (I monitor her incoming email).

I emailed each of them back to thank them for replying and now she has an autographed copy of one of the books on the way to her. I’ll share who it is and which book when we get it .. and, you bet, with an awesome picture too! These two beautiful souls, aka: Thomas & Lillian, continually surprise me!! xoxo