A great memoir, what she had to go through was beyond imagination ,but always got the positive attitude , and always searching for a better Jaycee , sA great memoir, what she had to go through was beyond imagination ,but always got the positive attitude , and always searching for a better Jaycee , she's a hero , she had to lead a path she wasn't choosing , but took it , believed in her destiny in the most amazing way.. Got love for her girls , and always lived up to hope!
It's full of tragedy ... What she went through could leave you in tears , could leave you devastated .. But the strength she's got makes you feel amazed .. God Bless You Jaycee Lee Dugard! Here are some of the quotes i liked :
"Sadness is part of life. Choosing to be happy and see the glass half full is a struggle we all must make."
" I don’t believe in hate. To me it wastes too much time. People who hate waste so much of their life hating that they miss out on all the other stuff out here. I do not choose to live my life that way. What is done is done. I’m looking to the future. For the first time in a long time I get to look to the future instead of just the present. I have lived one day to the next never daring to look ahead. I never knew what was going to happen. If all my heart was filled up with hate and regrets and what ifs, then what else would it have room for? I won’t say every day has been glorious and wonderful, but even on the bad days I can still say one thing—I am free … free to be the person I want to be … free to say I have my family and now new friends … I have nothing to feel ashamed about. I am strong and want to continue writing my story …"
"Why do we allow ourselves to love when we know for a fact that, that soul will eventually leave us??? I will miss him. There are no words that offer comfort, but to not write anything at all feels wrong. Hearts become attached as easily as they become broken and our minds are left sifting through the pieces, which I fear take a lifetime to put back together to achieve any form of acceptance. I will always love him."
"Why does it always have to be something holding us back? It’s like we have to fight for each step we take in our lives never knowing exactly where it will lead us, but fighting nonetheless!"
"Is life worth living simply because you live, or is it worth more if you make life happen? What if you have no choice in the matter? Maybe you have to make life happen whether it is good or bad; you make the choices in your life and have to live with the consequences of your choices."
"When I imagine that future, I see myself helping families heal after traumatic situations. Families are like snowflakes: they come in many shapes and sizes and no two are the same. And like a snowflake, they are very delicate and must be protected and guarded from elements that threaten to destroy their precarious balance. When two or more snowflakes merge, they strengthen their chances of surviving in an ever-changing world. Unlike snowflakes, given the right tools, families can survive through the worst conditions."
". But I know I can’t heal the world. To me the best place to at least start the healing process is within our own families. Given the right tools, even a family that has been torn apart by unimaginable circumstances can learn to build a new path together."
It’s been a while since i’ve read such a great novel , where i lived with the characters , Maryam and Laila became my best friends , eager to see whatIt’s been a while since i’ve read such a great novel , where i lived with the characters , Maryam and Laila became my best friends , eager to see what life throws at them every chapter. I kept reading it slowly in order not to say goodbye to those characters.
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
Khaled El Hosseini’s way of writing is just amazing, I lived with fear from Taliban , I experienced grief in this novel I experienced loss Experienced anger towards Maryam’s father “Jalil” where only through his last letter that i could manage that hate , where he wrote “Your undeserving father” For which he is an undeserving father , i think that because of him , Maryam had to marry the monster and lead this life , I hated him a lot through all of the novel’s parts!
“Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.”
“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”
I experienced friendship , Maryam & Layla
I experienced Love , Tariq and Layla
I experienced motherhood ,
I experienced the sweet taste of revenge when Maryam killed the monster “Rasheed”
Such a marvelous novel , such a great author!!
“And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold.”
“Though there had been moments of beauty in it Mariam knew that life for most part had been unkind to her.But as she walked the final twenty paces,she could not help but wish for more of it.She wished she could see Laila again , wished to hear the clangor of her laugh , to sit with her once more for a pot of chai and leftover halwa under a starlit sky. She mourned that she would never see Aziza grow up , would not see the beautiful young woman that she would oneday become ,would not get to paint her hands with henna and toss noqul candy at her wedding . She would never play with Aziza’s children. She would have liked that very much , to be old and play with Aziza’s children. Mariam wished for so much in those final moments. Yet as she closed her eyes , it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that wshed over her. She thought of her entry into this world , the harami child of a lowly villager , an unintended thing , a pitiable , regrettable accident. A weed , And yet she was leaving the wolrd as a woman who had loved and been loved back.She was leaving it as a friend , a companion , a guardian.A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was no so bad , Mariam thought , that she should die this way. Not so bad.This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings. "
The book is just amazing! Beyond amazing , حبيت الكتاب كله و فعلا كتاب عطاني امل ، و زادلي من الافكار الحلوة حبيت اكتر شي: "اسمع صوتك" - "الافكار البدThe book is just amazing! Beyond amazing , حبيت الكتاب كله و فعلا كتاب عطاني امل ، و زادلي من الافكار الحلوة حبيت اكتر شي: "اسمع صوتك" - "الافكار البديلة"- و " الناس الكويسة" P.s: رحت علي يوتيوب و سمعت اغنية مدحت صالح غعلا و "ضحكت" : D...more