Books on the Beach – BiteSizeMemoir

Books on the Beach – BiteSizeMemoir

“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

#BiteSizeMemoir prompt from Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story asked that we “Write about our Holiday Reads” and I am not a typical holiday reader. At least I don’t think so. Most people find a good novel they can get lost in, me I bring along books I am currently working through that will help me better understand myself, deepen my spirituality, or enhance my writing abilities. It isn’t that I don’t like to read novels, I do, but when I’m on vacation, I tend to use that time to deepen my spiritual experiences through contemplating what I’m reading, journaling, and soaking in the renewing energies of where I am (typically near a body of water, preferably an ocean). I am late in sharing my BiteSizeMemoir and it seems that poetry once again insists on coming to the page. Oh and here is a favorite poem I wrote about my love for books for one of the A to Z challenges, A to Z Poetry – Reading

MDragonwillow Bird on Beach
Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Sitting under the shade of my umbrella

Lying on my blanket with my books

reading and listening to the waves

I ponder words of

spirit, love, understanding and forgiveness

I try to let go of anger as I soak in the sea salt air

anger that is ever under the surface

waiting to unleash its wrath

waiting to sabotage myself and those around me

reading to learn to let go

reading to learn to love myself again

reading to learn to lighten up

reading books such as

The Bond Between Women

The Language of Love

Real Magic and

Soul love


Now it’s your turn, what do you take to read on your vacation?


#BiteSizeMemoir by Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story prompt this week is Holiday Reads.  I am enjoying participating in Lisa’s lovely BiteSizeMemoir, I hope you decide to explore it for yourself. You never know what juicy tidbits you will remember, or be triggered, from her prompts.


Please visit Lisa Reiter’s blog and the other participants and share your word love in the comments below!




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7 thoughts on “Books on the Beach – BiteSizeMemoir

  1. Late you may be but fortuitously, so am I ! And woah! I need a 21st metaphor to describe rolling around in these words – it’s more than soaking them up – they rehydrate as I gather more understanding yet again from a poem than a piece of prose!

    It’s sensual and seductive to share in this intimate understanding of something I feel too – I struggle constantly with these themes although I tackle them in other ways (perhaps less effectively!)

    Thanks Morgan. Gobsmacking! Lisa xx

    • Dear Lisa, you are so good for me and my writing. Your words always make me smile and encourage me to continue. Thank you for all that you do! Now excuse me as I read your words again and Breathe them in.

  2. Between your lovely photo and poem I am now yearning for a week at the beach!

    I’m also dying to hop back into the #BiteSizeMemoir project, but it, too, will have to wait… just a wee bit longer.

    Really enjoyed this post! 🙂

    • You and me both Tui, I can’t wait to get back to the beach. Hopefully Christie and I will be able to go this fall.

      Unfortunately Lisa is taking a hiatus from the Bite Size Memoir prompts so you aren’t missing anything now. I can’t wait until she starts back up though because I really enjoy them.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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