Part of writing a book is establishing a platform which I’m beginning to do by creating a network. It is with this in mind that I responded to a post from David Moldawer. David’s conversational clever down-to- earth style inspires me. I wrote him a fan letter that included an invitation to visit my website.
Imagine my surprise when he responded: “Your memoir sounds very interesting—I’ve always been curious to try Freudian or Jungian analysis. As an editorial assistant, I worked on a book called Freud’s Requiem that was absolutely fascinating.”
So that’s how I found the book for this week’s review. Even though I am in the house all the time except for my walks because of the pandemic, I haven’t read all of Freud’s Requiem yet. Working on revisions to my manuscript takes most of my time. Writing a book is a full time job.
The book is fascinating, as David Moldawer said!
Here’s one quote attributed to Freud that I underlined:
“One finds oneself suddenly old, when only a few years earlier one might still have considered oneself young.”
It’s been hard for me to realize that I am in the “at – risk” group when it comes to Covid19 so I agree with Freud when he writes that getting older seems to happen suddenly.
When things calm down I will read more and tell you about the subtitle: Mourning, Memory and the Invisible History of a Summer Walk and the author Matthew von Unwerth. I had to look up Requiem – what comes to your mind when you hear the word?
Are you feeling older since our whole lives have changed? Or are you feeling younger as you have fewer obligations? A combination of the two? I’d love for you to scroll down and leave a comment. What are you reading these days? Do you have a structure for your days that keeps you centered? Please let us know so we can help each other.
CLUE for better balance: If you have an electric toothbrush that times how long you brush each section of your mouth, stand on one foot for the duration of each section. If you use a free range brush, You could count. I’ve begun doing this and find I don’t resent the time brushing as much when I’m accomplishing another task. Hang on to the sink if needed.