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"What's Past is Prologue"

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Today I celebrate the date I arrived on planet earth; and while I reminisce I can't help quote William Shakespeare.

"What's past is prologue" is a quotation from his play The Tempest, and to me aptly describes all those emotions hidden inside of us, that we tightly hold on to, for what ever reasons. Some good, most not so good and detrimental to our moving forward in life. 

As I sip my coffee, I'm also thinking about my absolute favourite author of all time, Rosamunde Pilcher and her wonderful novels Coming Home, Winter Solstice and The Shell Seekers. Within the covers of these three novels is a thread of longing and desire that stitches to me up and envelopes me into a blanket of comfort that I have not found with any other writer.

Rosamunde Pilcher's novels and writings took her readers on a life journey within the pages. I re read her novels to wrap myself up into the love and security her characters sought and found. I re-read her novels to discover, like Elfrieda, that there is no easy way out of grief, because as we have all come to know, true grief has no time stamp. Pilcher's prose put me in the midst of war ravaged London and introduce me to McNiece, giving to me the gift of poetry that I could enjoy and feel in the moment.

My collection of novels by Rosamunde Pilcher will always have a place in my library. It is written into my 'will'.

So today while I celebrate my earthstrong, I raise a glass to the author who inspired me want to 'write romance' and who has made my journey so much more enjoyable.

Happy birthday to me.

https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Rosamunde-Pilcher-ebook/dp/B003MW0NQO/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Rosamunde+Pilcher&qid=1554398461&s=digital-text&sr=1-3" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

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