Saturday, October 18, 2008

about Anne

After ten months of reading-related-procrastination (due to uber busy schedule), I finally made it to the last page of Anne Frank's diary. Her life ended too soon but her legacy was worth a lesson that life is, primarily, the biggest casualty in a war.

One of my favorite entries of her diary is this:

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of Nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort in every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles."

My curiousity over her life story started while I happened to see an exhibit at SM City Cebu (i think, that was way back 2002), and since then I began looking for this book in non-fiction shelves at every known bookstore in Cebu. Not until December of 2007. While T and I were exploring Shiodome, we found this bookstore named Libro. Immediately, I bought the book and it has been a very good companion while sitting and sipping coffee.

So, my next line-up of must-reads are two novels that I borrowed from "my agency". It's good that "the agency" does not have policy on expiration of borrowing-period. This only gives me no pressure in flipping pages. Seriously, I have to put one in my bag just in case I'll get bored while doing my weekend rounds somewhere, lol!

The rest (referring to the bottom three) serves well as good distraction for a bad mood, or shopping inspiration?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that place for me is at aganan beach, sibulan, negros oriental, philippines, i am not sure you can find a place like that here in singapore.