Some days I am very raw, as though my outer layers have been peeled away

Some days I am very raw, as though my outer layers have been peeled away, exposing the new parts of myself to the wind and the sea spray… I feel very sensitive to different consistencies of light. The speed of the wind. The pull of my clothes against my arms. Everything has a texture. I had stopped noticing it. I have a new pleasure in holding objects. A cold, round apple is solid in the palm of my hand. I stroke the smooth, hard squares of Scrabble letters. I run my fingers over the rough wooden surface of the table. I wonder if this is how my mother felt when we came here during those long, brooding summers.

~ Jessica Andrews, Saltwater: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, January 14, 2020)

I loved it. Recommended for you? Hmmmm. Read a Kindle sample to get a taste.


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  1. Julian Summerhayes says:

    Love this David.

    Thxs for sharing.

    Ju.

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  2. a lovely reawakening of the senses

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  3. Discovering (or rediscovering) the joy of simple sensory experiences can be profound. For me it’s often a matter of making time for such communion. Thanks for the gentle prod, pal….

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  4. Not available in softcover!!!

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Interesting … ‘ Jessica Andrews, Saltwater: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, January 14, 2020) … ‘

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  6. I love this, David. It’s how I have been feeling all morning…though not in a pleasant way

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