so it goes

“We learned in the past, but we are not a result of that. We suffered in the past, loved in the past, cried and laughed in the past, but that’s of no use to the present. The present has its challenges, its good and bad side. We can neither blame nor be grateful to the past for what is happening now. Each new experience of love has nothing whatsoever to do with past experiences. It’s always new.” — Aleph, Paulo Coelho

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The Language of Flowers, Vannessa Diffenbaugh:
My sister recommended this book to me, and I am SO glad that she did. I read it over like… 3 days of reading for 4 hours straight it was so good. I wish I could’ve posted more quotes, but that would give away the ENTIRE plot and I want everyone to go read this book right now!
It’s about a girl who grows up in the foster care system. At the age of 10 she is told she has one more chance to find a permenate home, which doesn’t work out. Throughout the book you figure out what happened between her and Elizabeth to make her 18 years old, living in a park, and part time arranging flowers. Also who is this mysterious stranger she meets at the flower market?
The book explores the darkness of a child who’s abandoned all their life. Her life doesn’t end happily, she doesn’t end up with new perfect parents, and her adult life is pretty much fucked because she doesn’t understand basic human interactions. She throws up when people touch her sometimes. She’s fucked up. But through all that, and through the language of flowers, she figures out how to piece herself back together. The process is slow and heartbreaking, but inch by inch it works.
Basically this book is flawlessly written. Every page is beautiful. And it definitely made me rethink the flowers I want in my wedding because if every flower has a meaning and hydrageas mean dispassion? No thanks. Not a good wedding message.

The Language of Flowers, Vannessa Diffenbaugh:

My sister recommended this book to me, and I am SO glad that she did. I read it over like… 3 days of reading for 4 hours straight it was so good. I wish I could’ve posted more quotes, but that would give away the ENTIRE plot and I want everyone to go read this book right now!

It’s about a girl who grows up in the foster care system. At the age of 10 she is told she has one more chance to find a permenate home, which doesn’t work out. Throughout the book you figure out what happened between her and Elizabeth to make her 18 years old, living in a park, and part time arranging flowers. Also who is this mysterious stranger she meets at the flower market?

The book explores the darkness of a child who’s abandoned all their life. Her life doesn’t end happily, she doesn’t end up with new perfect parents, and her adult life is pretty much fucked because she doesn’t understand basic human interactions. She throws up when people touch her sometimes. She’s fucked up. But through all that, and through the language of flowers, she figures out how to piece herself back together. The process is slow and heartbreaking, but inch by inch it works.

Basically this book is flawlessly written. Every page is beautiful. And it definitely made me rethink the flowers I want in my wedding because if every flower has a meaning and hydrageas mean dispassion? No thanks. Not a good wedding message.

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