While packing to chaperone my 2 high school daughters’ choir tour this week, I knew I would have lots of reading and writing time on the long stretches of bus riding. One book I knew I wanted to bring was Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
I opened the book yesterday and after two sittings, sadly, I reached the end. Amy’s beautiful persona comes through on every single page. The unique interactive element of the book offers readers multiple opportunities to experience and even try out a number of her thought provoking reflections on life.
I was especially drawn to where Amy reveals the meaning of a Japanese term and shares her interpretation of it from her life.
Pronounced mo-noh noh ah-WAY-ray it means an awareness of the impermanence of all things, and a wistful, gentle sadness at their passing.
Borrowing from Amy’s interpretation, here is mine: