T.G.I.F.: Freedom

“I was reading Kierkegaard while waiting to pick up my children from school. I wished I could wave some mother out of her idling vehicle and show her the passage. Reading, however, is a kind of private freedom: out of time, out of place.”

~ Yiyun Li, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life


Photo: Elena with Reading


  1. This is über-beautiful – and makes me sad too. We (readers) are SO incredibly lucky, blessed, call it what you want – we have access to instant ‘freedom of mind, heart, soul’, we indulge in Giving ourselves joy, consolation, food-for-thought and much more.
    I don’t know if you celebrate Good Friday – we do – and I wish you a blessed, mindful Day.

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  2. freedom is a gift and what keeps us going, in all its forms.

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  3. Valerie Meluskey says:

    How sweet and loving is Yiyun Li’s title, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life! Taking a quick look at her on Amazon, I now see why she appreciated the challenged but full throttled life shared by Katherine Mansfield. She’s taking us to a deeper level of appreciation–thank you!

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    READING!! … Yiyun Li, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life …

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  5. Reading is indeed a freedom, an escape, an adventure, a source of solace. Grateful to have this escape, especially these days…

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  6. Escape, yes. Not that my life is bad, but if you want some private time, this is a great way to find it.

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  7. my favorite place to read – the car! complete solitude…

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  8. And yet, dear David, you share with us YOUR readings, the passages that touch you… as a result, my Kindle is filling up…

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