I'm currently reading Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
It's one of those books that I feel privileged to have found and a little shamed that I hadn't read it earlier.
Some lives are so much more than others.
So I'm skipping around Youtube and find the song below, it has become my theme song for the above book. Every time I look at the cover I hear this incredible haunting. The words of Leonard Cohen I've pasted about the song are potent.
"'Dance Me to the End Of Love' ... it's curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that's why the process is so mysterious about writing a song. But that came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt. So, that music, "Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin," meaning the beauty there of being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation. But, it is the same language that we use for surrender to the beloved, so that the song — it's not important that anybody knows the genesis of it, because if the language comes from that passionate resource, it will be able to embrace all passionate activity." ~ Leonard Cohen
This is the last book I finished
I loved it right up until the last few pages then I just looked at it and thought seriously!
This is the next book for book club
I had a quick read of the first few pages it looks a lot lighter than anything I've read for a while hopefully it's fun