"I am Alive, I can Think..."21:23
"And No One has the Right to Deny me These Two Realities."
I decided to read this very special book, almost on an impulse. One of my best friends had read it as part of her French A-level, and she being one of the most well-read girls that I know said it was worth a read (obviously not in French as I never would have finished it).
The amazing book that I am talking about is:
'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'
This book tells the emotionally striking story of Bauby's life after a "massive stroke". I started reading this book without having the faintest idea of what it was about; 30 pages in I decided to read the blurb, only to discover that this is in fact a true story of a very poor unfortunate soul.
Most would think that such a book would mostly have been written as a documentation of his illness, but no, it is a collection of his memories and fantasies, any discussion of his passing days were described in a more poetic way. Possibly because he would spend nights awake, memorising what he wanted to express and say to the world, so that the next day a writer could decipher the special code he used to communicate.
I would recommend this book to anyone, I would predict that it'll pull on anyones' heart strings.
Once you've read it, you'll truly know how lucky and free you are.
So remember, each day, live a little, laugh a little and love a little.♥