“We are young. We’re so young. We’re twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There’s this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lie alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out – that it is smehow too late. That others are somehow ahead. More accomplished, more specialized. More on the path to somehow saving the world, somehow creating or inventing or improving. That it’s too late now to BEGIN a beginning and we must settle for continuance, for commencement”
She was young, she had all her life ahead. She was brilliant. But a car accident cut off her wings. Marina Keegan, she was twenty-two.
I stumbled across her book by chance and her story shook my mind like a hurricane. You know when you hear or read a story, maybe in the newspaper, on the TV or on the radio. A story that can’t be heard by some people but for some reason your head keeps on thinking about it all the time. And the guy from the news continues reading, talking… And Why?! Why your head can’t stop thinking about it? Then you google it. But, of course, google is not enough to stifle the urge of knowledge. And you need to buy the book, you need to get to know this person, you need to know the details.
The Opposite of Loneliness is a recopilation of her work, her thoughts, her truth. She speaks fresh, young, idealistic, worried, indignant… And above everything she speaks with her heart. Take a look at her work because I think it’s the perfect reading for this summer!
“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life”
P.S. Make sure to check out the interview I answered for the lovely Niki from Living Whole Eating Well to get to know me a little bit better!!