Re: The Book Nook
Just finished When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi.
Wonderful memoir from a neurosurgeon who succumbed to lung cancer at 37.
Here is a quote about how he feels about his 8 month old daughter:
"That message is simple: When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more, but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing."
Lyrical, moving, and heart-breaking.
"You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” Joseph Campbell