So you avoid it. And you focus on other stuff. Like how unfair life is. Or how angry certain people make you. Sometimes it's easier that way. Easier to be a little numb.
It's been ages since a book has made me cry, but tonight I finished Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and I just can't seem to stop. The real magic of books is that sometimes the right one finds you at the moment you need it the most. I feel that way about Jellicoe Road. I needed to read Taylor's story. To experience her journey from numbness to hope.
Thank you Melina Marchetta for writing a book that reminded me that out of the deepest sadness can come hope and wonder. I will be forever grateful.