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Bennett's Five Links #073
Seven Tiers of Lime; Stop-motion medicine
Charm that inspires devotion ..
I haven’t done many book reviews on this thing. Not sure why. I read a lot, and when I find something I like I’m drawn to share it.
My father recommended the book, ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ and while it’s not really the type of book I’d normally pick up off the shelf, I gave it ago. I’m really glad I did. It was wonderful. And I don’t know why. I’m really not sure why I couldn’t put it down, but for some reason I ate it up in a few days.
You should read it, too.
Some snips —
I want to handle this perfectly. It’s as if a gorgeous, delicate bird has just flown to me and sat directly on my shoulder, and if I don’t make the exact right move, it might fly away.
But I’ve since come to understand that it wasn’t Ernie’s fault. None of it was Ernie’s fault. I’d told him I was someone else. And then I started getting angry that he couldn’t see who I really was.
I closed my eyes and breathed in deeply, considering both how beneath me this opportunity was and how lucky I was to be given it. It’s a hard business, reconciling what the truth used to be with what the truth is now.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (affiliate link)
An unusual tier list ..
I haven’t been a follower of ‘Hank Green’s Brother, John Green’, but I thought this was a great video about sad subject matter.
The Internet is great ..
Wish I had of thought of this.
The life-changing art of eating sand ..
I thought this article about dealing with a chronic health condition was able to skilfully thread the needle between snark and sincerity.
Some snips -
Because when I'm met with suggestions that are completely indifferent to the complexity of my conditions, what I hear is: "Your health, and consequently your body, is an abject failure, and you're not doing enough to fix it."
This speaks to an entrenched and harmful belief system: one where healthy, thin bodies are duly awarded to those who deserve them — those with the "grit", "drive" or "willpower" to earn their prize.
Stop motion melody ..
Some people are so damn talented it makes me angry.