Monday, June 13, 2011

The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

The Waiting Place is a collection of essays from author Eileen Button. Button allows the reader to become a part of some of her most precious moments in life such as the birth of her son, falling in love with her husband, and sweet mother daughter moments. You will laugh when her daughter questions her daily activities, cry when they whisk her newborn son away, and feel the anticipation of her marriage proposal. Each essay is an easy and quick read although, reading just one at a time is difficult since they each draw you in and fill you with emotion. You will instantly want to open more of these windows into her life experiences. Button’s writing reads like a conversation with a good friend.
I’m not good when it comes to waiting. I feel uneasy, unproductive, and completely anxious to move on to my next activity. When I saw this book and read on the cover “Learning to appreciate life’s little delays” I knew it was a must read for me. Besides, what better to do then read while you wait? I read essays while waiting for; the washer to fill with water, a meal to be micro-waved, motivation to clean my house. I enjoyed being able to experience the emotions of such intimate life moments, reading the details of each from start to finish, never feeling like something was left out, and doing all this in a matter of minutes. I really love that I never had to turn away from any of her stories because of content. It’s a refreshing read that reminds you that life is precious in all moments.

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