Suggestion Saturday: March 22, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

A Wish Upon a Bone via CrispySea. When I was a kid I used to wish I could grow gills while swimming. It never happened, but for a few years I tried very hard to see if it could.

Ideal Cuddle Scenario. Because there are no words in this comic I had a wonderful time making up a story about them as I scrolled down. My ideal cuddle scenario: sitting on the couch with my spouse or a close friend or family member. It’s nice to watch a movie and cuddle at the same time. What’s your ideal cuddle scenario? This page is work-safe, but I can make no promises about the rest of the site.

The Overprotected Kid via kidamon. I’m way too old for this playground, but I still want to visit it.

From the Divide. One of my pet theories in life is that great art gives you a fleeting glimpse of what it’s like to live someone else’s life. This is a fantastic example of how that might work.

Caution – Road Work Ahead via fsouth. This is part three of a really interesting series about grief and death. Links to the first two parts are at the bottom of the essay.

From A Love Letter to Anxious Ladies:

I’m not very good at love letters, so bear with me if I falter. Dear anxious ladies, everywhere, in all ends of campus, and in all ends of the world: I am currently in a state of mind where I hate most things, but know that I feel an intense, solid, strong bond of affection and solidarity for you.

 


Retinisis Pigmentosa: I’m guessing that most of my readers have never heard of this disease. Beyond Rowing tells the story of a woman named Victoria Nolan who slowly becomes legally blind because of it. The really interesting thing about Victoria’s story is that she didn’t become a record-breaking, award-winning athlete until after she lost virtually all of her sight.

We all have challenges in life. Mine are (probably) very different from yours, but no one is without them. What I love about this book is how the author reacts to the things she finds difficult. It’s not about ignoring the hard times, it’s about refusing to allow them to define you as a person.

And that’s something all of us can relate to.

What have you been reading?

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