The Book of Wanderings
Before starting the book, I wanted to look up the difference between wandering and a pilgrimage. What I found was that wandering is traveling aimlessly for place to place, while a pilgrimage, is usually done for a religious meaning.
On page 78, theres a passage about how Meyers is trying to recall memories and cant remember the details and she says, "But what does it mean that that life ow feels intangible to me, as lost as I'd never lived it? I can hardly remember the little faces..." This passage really made me reevaluate how I'm living my life. Memories are so important to me and this passage mad me think about how I might be living in the past too much. Life keeps going on and on and theres no way to stop it. Time is limited so I really need to appreciate every moment. Remembering this in hard times in especially important. Life will keep moving forward whether you want it to or not. You will make it through and just try to focus on the moment instead of how everything is bad because their will always be a new day tomorrow.
This book is said to be a pilgrimage which is largely used for a religious travel. I find it interesting that Meyer would call her journey a pilgrimage because she is wrestling with her faith. This theme really related with me because growing up I didn't have a religion pushed onto me. I grew up with no religious beliefs and have been trying to figure it out on my own. I think I am very much like Meyer because I would classify myself as agnostic, but definitely attracted to christianity and catholicism. Something that will stick with me from this book is when Meyers is talking about her faith and she says, "'I am mainly just seeking.'" I really love this mindset. She worded it perfectly. Right now I definitely don't see myself committing to a style of faith, but I do have beliefs that I keep building for myself. I've never been a very religious person because I was raised in a household who didn't talk about religion, but now I just want to keep learning and 'seeking' my faith.