I’m back and well!
Sorry for being absent for a little over a month now, I’ve been overwhelmed with school, vacations, and family that finding time to blog has been quite difficult!
I recently finished reading When Breathe Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. A beautifully written memoir of a successful Neurosurgeon resident faced with the challenges of life and disease. During his final year, Dr. Kalanithi was diagnosed with a severe cancer that changed his entire life. The book recounts his final moments, his thoughts, and what he found most precious to him. Written by Dr. Kalanithi himself, the reader is left inspired, awestruck, and deeply infused into the reading.
I finished this book while sitting on my balcony during a cruise I took with my family, and I was awestruck by the deep found love between Dr. Kalanithi and his wife. The deep affection towards one another is illustrated beautifully in the form of words, a mature love often seen amongst the elderly. The book has taught me to be grateful for those closest to me, the ones I adore and care for. Dr. Kalanithi’s memoir provides the readers with the opportunity to reflect on their lives and try to create a better version of themselves in the time we have left in this world. It has left me with the thought that the future is unpredictable, so leave your mark in this world everyday. May it be doing something small for your family or friends, or dedicating your time to a complete stranger. It’s a beautiful read, and I recommend everyone to take some time to read this memoir.
The next book is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.
Stay Healthy and Happy,