Whereas, I often allow the phone to occupy and define my thoughts, the hours to creep into my days, the MSNBC commentators to crowd my aloha evenings, I will now read with purpose the following, each of which has been recommended by trusted bibliophiles:
1. The Female Persuasion: A Novel (Wolitzer)(see L. Dunham's review in the NYT Book Review),
2. Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion (Dean),
and yes ...
3. Menopause Confidential: A Doctor Reveals the Secrets of Thriving Through Midlife (Allman) (how can we NOT read the book with this title?)
I vow to remember that books move me more than Rachel Maddow and Christopher Hayes and Sneaky Pete and Homeland (we.can't.stop.watching.)
Also, I need something to share at the Goddess Magic Mermaid Circle party in Waimanalo to which I'm invited at the end of the month (where, per the evite, we will "share and heal and dance and have cuddle puddles.") It will either be life-changing ... or material ... or both.
* Where I will be legal referral/support specialist for a domestic violence organization, going to court with IPA (intimate partner abuse) survivors, reviewing legislation, drafting legislative testimonials with survivors, accompanying them to testify, working the helpline. The time is now. I'm jumping in, heart first. #resist, #domesticviolence, #support