I spent much of this weekend huddled in my house, hiding from winter storm Nemo. I have to be honest– it was kind of fun. I secretly enjoyed the driving ban– in a weird way, it was nice to have about 24 hours where I had no choice but to stay home and relax. Normally I push myself to get out on the weekends and prove to myself that I still have a social life, but this Friday night was different. No one was doing anything; it was illegal to drive, and nothing was open. So I took it as a chance to stay in and catch up on blogs I’ve been meaning to read.
I found some really great blogs/posts this weekend. There are a few in particular that I find myself still thinking about, hours later. Great writing transforms you; it takes your breath away and makes you forget where you actually are. To the authors of these posts: thank you. I really feel like I learned something.
Interestingly, all of the posts I am choosing to link to are part of a series of posts on each blog. I didn’t want to link to all the posts in the series (thereby spamming their respective authors with a million pingbacks) so I am only linking to one post for each. I’m sure you guys can figure out the rest :)
Here are the links, in no particular order:
While I Wait: A Journey of Recovery: a blog written by Ana Turck, a native Sarajevan who survived the Bosnian War. I was incredibly moved by her series of posts “They Are Coming.” By the end of Part 2 I was actually crying (another sign of good writing!)
I hope these stories resonate with you all as much as they did with me. And again, thank you to the authors of these posts! Your writing was truly thought-provoking.
Hope everyone had a great weekend (and that anyone else in Nemo’s path had as relaxing a time as I did!).