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Day 13: The Far Pavilions November 13, 2012

Posted by laosita in NonD.
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Today’s #NHBPM topic: Book report. What’s your favorite book and how can you tie it to your health or life?

The Far Pavilions, by M.M. Kaye. I love this book. It was a Christmas present from my godfather in 1997 (I was 13). I’ve read it twice and will read it again. I remember loving the story. The descriptions of the geography, of the main characters. But I could not tell you what the book was about. Beyond the story line of two people traveling long distances of time and geography, with apparent romantic intention, the details are lost.

I have a bad habit of getting into a book, flying through the story and remembering nothing about it. You can read a book multiple times, but you live life once. You live the day you are living right now, once. You can try to repeat it tomorrow, but it will be different. Your health is important. All those meter readings, pump sites, CGM data, food decisions, exercise decisions – it is all crucial.

But so is taking a second to look up and notice individual leaves on a tree. Notice the story in a horse’s eye. Notice the sunset or the sunrise. Look at the details. They will be there tomorrow, but they will be different.


1. elaine logan - November 13, 2012

Nice. This reminds me of an old friend who used to say: Notice the perfection of the moment.
Also reminds me of the zen story about the man being chased by a tiger.

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