mighty-mouse73 said: I’ve heard maybe a heating pack should help, too. But chocolate is ALWAYS a winner. (((hugs)))
feel better! (macarons should help!) :)
Thanks lovelies <3 It usually hurts on the first two days, so now it’s subsiding a bit. The chocolate macarons didn’t lessen the pain but definite distracts me from them! ;)
Oooh, they are so pretty, and they look delicious (I hope they are delicious!) I /love/ these round poofy delicate things being stacked tall like this - in my mind, that top one is still wobbling.:)
Oh they ARE delicious! I’ve eaten, uh, actually I’ve lost count how many I’ve eaten oops. I have to stop because my other sister who’s in college would kill me if I finish them before she gets back this weekend to try some herself. My sister took the picture, I’m sure she had to snap quickly before they come crashing down!
Your library looks amazing!
Thanks! =D Funnily enough my mom wandered into my room while I’m arranging the books and looked around in despair. “This room is for sleeping, not storing!” she said haha my poor exasperated mom.
I’ve been and will be offline until the end of August guys, in case anyone worries. I’m fine, only I have this massive deadline for my dissertation ad it’s make or break this time. I’ll maybe drop by with a TLOS review but that’s it.
Sqwook, posted that book rec list. Sorry it took so long love.
Paulo I hope you got my message and tumblr didn’t eat it. Thank you for your concern sweetie <3
Dom I hope you’re recuperating well! Get plenty of rest bb
Nan I look forward to the postcard, hope you’ll get yours soon ;)
So I got into an exchange with Sqwook on the healing power of stories, and I believe that reading is extremely helpful while managing a painful reality. Whenever something terrible/sad/unmanageable happens I always reach for a book. I remember when my dad had a heart attack a few years back the first thing I grab is my copy of The Tale of Despereaux, because I needed to distract myself from that painful place, and because of the book itself, which tells a story about hope and forgiveness and seeing light in dark places (he got better, thank goodness).
So to me, it’s a great balance, distancing myself from a terrible place, but at the same time I always read a heart-lifting book to remind me by the time that I resurface back in the real world, that there is good and hope and love still in my life. At the same time, the book cannot be too detached from reality that it cuts me off completely, because I’ll just end up twice as sad when I resurfaced (which is why I can’t read chick lit and romance genres).
Here’s a selection of books I always go to when I feel down and generally depressed, for Sqwook especially but also for anyone interested (some of the books require the characters go through painful journeys, but painful journeys are part of healing, so hang in there until the very end).