Bone

Author: Yrsa Daley-Ward

Release Date: June 14, 2014

I was so pleasantly surprised by the deep emotion that this book evoked. Yrsa inspired me to keep fighting, keep loving, keep living. No matter the struggle -life will go on and it can be beautiful.

One of my favorite selections is 'waiting for the cheque to clear.' The early days of love and building a life together. Living on cheap food and hope.
"You only need flour to make some kind of bread and maybe somebody to lie the dark with."

I've always said that life feels like constantly climbing a mountain. Many of the selections in this book (especially 'mental health') encourage the reader to keep fighting and keep living.

 There is such great advice in this book. 'what love isn't' is so important. Most of us have been brought up with the "fairy tale" idea of love. We feel like failures when it doesn't turn out that way. We shouldn't expect too much from love.

 Each selection in bone while different in storyline, carry a similar theme- love is confusing- breathtakingly painful yet unbelievably euphoric at times. It can make you happy to be alive, but in the blink of an eye make you wish you were dead. No matter the relationship. Your mother, your lover, your brother, yourself.

I felt like Yrsa was speaking to me alone. I've discovered that I'm not the only woman battling these particular demons. Poetry makes even the darkest of experiences beautiful somehow. As I read and connect to the poems I feel a sense of calm and acceptance. My hope is that I was always meant to be a calm, centered person.

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