Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

It is 6:27 A.M. I have been up since five. unhh.

This HAS to get easier.

Yesterday I watched My Sister's Keeper. They say the book is a thousand times better, so I'm not sure if I can truly recommend the film. But it was therapeutic, how much the story reminded me of my own life. Lying on the couch, my blood cold and my muscles aching, having done nothing all day-- I looked at Kate Fitzgerald-- and we were both in pain. It was like a mirror. And Anna, fighting for her own voice. Or Jesse, desperately seeking an escape. Sara, the mother whose obsessive perseverance goes so far as to blind her judgment. POTS is not leukemia, but it is a chronic illness. There were so many moments I've known firsthand. "Eat more." "Chin up." "Get out of bed." "Just try harder!" I smiled. I cried.

Sad, disturbing, and beautiful.

I'm going to try to sleep now. Please please please please please.



  1. 1. The Kite Runner is a great book.
    2. I clearly need to see that movie. I usually can't stand Cameron D, but maybe it'll be worth it.

  2. I agree about CD- she's not a great actor by any means, but the young girls are outstanding.