Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear SugarOctober 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Posted in life lessons, Love | 5 Comments
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The book, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life, is a compilation of advice columns by Dear Sugar. It is written by Cheryl Strayed, who was formerly the anonymous online advice columnist, Dear Sugar. The book is a collection of letters written to Dear Sugar and her responses. Dear Sugar writes advice to questions about love, life, death and everything in between.
I previously wrote about one of Dear Sugar’s advice columns to Stuck. Stuck is a bereaved mother. Stuck’s baby died. Sugar offers some very powerful advice on how to get unstuck. In another post, in response to a letter from Living Dead Dad, Sugar wisely writes:
“I don’t know how you go on without your son, sweet pea. I only know that you do. And you have. And you will.”
“Your boy is dead, but he will continue to live within you. Your love and grief will be unending, but it will also shift in shape. There are things about your son’s life and your own that you can’t understand now. There are things you will understand in one year, and in ten years, and twenty.”
There was a time after Jake and then after Sawyer’s death that I could not concentrate long enough to finish a sentence let alone an entire book. Now, I am able to concentrate while I read, although I have to admit most of my “reading” is actually listening to books on CD in the car. I am so glad that I stumbled back upon the book Tiny Beautiful Things and listened to it in its’ entirety.