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One upside to spending more time in waiting rooms and treatment areas is the opportunity to read more books than usual. I’ve SUPER-ENJOYED quite a string of them this year. One after another.
It dawned on me recently that the books I’ve enjoyed, though distinctly different from each other, all had something in common.
I was talking to my youngest daughter about this last week on our road trip.
“The books I’ve enjoyed this year all deal, in some way, with marginalized people, people pushed to the side, invisible and without a voice” I said. “I guess I’m somehow drawn to these issues.”
I thought a bit more.
“You know, I’m glad I didn’t see this about myself when I was 18 or I might have gone into social work and I think that would have killed me, the constant exposure to people in need. That would be very hard for me.”
There was slight pause.
“Ma, most of what you do IS social work!”
This hadn’t occurred to me.
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For the 4 book titles, see By Request, the Books….