Friday, January 20, 2012
He Wrote This For You.
For the past year and a half, or so, I've all but stalked a blog titled "I Wrote This For You." The writer, who prefers to be known only by pleasefindthis, is you. He is the cumulative of every thought you've ever had. Every time I've perused the blog, I've felt as though he was my inner monologue, putting every feeling I've felt into the most perfect and precise words. Naturally, when I found out he was compiling the best posts (as well as some previously unreleased material) into a book, I had to jump on it. Now the opportunity to review it? I'd be lying if I didn't say I was practically shaking as my fingers hit the keys.
The book is divided into four sections: Sun, Moon, Stars, and Rain. Each of these sections focuses on the four most crucial parts of our lives: love, loss, beginnings and endings. And to add to the effect of his near melodic words, are stunning photographs by Jon Ellis. Photographs full of heart, and meaning. Still life's brought to life.
The fantastic part of each of these entries is that they're so inspired by life. Daily events. Love. Loss. Things you and I experience each and every day. Entries with beating hearts, that pump blood just the way we do.
In particular, one entry called "The Day You Read This," moved me quite possibly more than any other piece of work I've ever indulged in. However, before I ever read it, I listened to it. It was recorded as a spoken word piece after the Japan earthquakes to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. This entry is found in the "Rain" section of the book. It's the one piece of work that I can honestly say opened my eyes to a new way of thinking, a new way of feeling and a new way of seeing. I was able to look at the world for exactly what it was, as opposed to the distorted image I'd constantly viewed it as.
Full of heart, inspiration, desire, hope, longing, regret, I Wrote This For You really is the book for anyone. It dives into your soul, and uncovers everything you've ever thought and felt.
"That the sun will rise each day and it's up to you each day if you match it. That nothing matters up until this point. That what you decide now, in this moment, will change the future. Forever. That rain is beautiful. And so are you." ~pleasefindthis
If you're interested in either the blog or the book, head over to http://www.iwrotethisforyou.me, as the book is not yet available in stores. It can be ordered online, though, through Amazon.
And a special thanks to ireadiwrite publishing for providing me with the ebook copy to review!