Cultural Journey – A New Display



I named my first display “Cultural Journeys”.  It was meant to showcase the many books that I have read that bring worlds together through the bond of human emotion.   One of the very first books I remember loving was Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  Of course, I do not remember much of it now, but I do remember being entranced with its wit and prose and the storyline of love that waits a lifetime.   Junot Diaz writes with a similar style in The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  This book too was a page-turner for me.  I searched for books similar to both with the hope that others would enjoy their message and their beauty.

I had to ask my husband how to make a paper airplanes for the decorative piece of the display.  I did, in the end, remember how to do it myself – after I forgot what he taught me.  It is actually simple.  The string of paper airplanes was supposed to look like the one I saw on Pinterest, but possibly doesn’t.   The most challenging aspect of creating the string was getting the planes to stay right-side-up.  Thankfully, I mastered that with tape.

Creating this display reminded me of some of my favorite books and of a skill I forgot I had.

In conclusion, read a book and remember you are talented!

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