On a Saturday afternoon in July 2016, me and my friend were sitting at Bedford Hill cafe in Brooklyn, sipping Americano, after a long stroll through the flea market and blazingly hot streets.
As I was flipping through New York Magazine I came across this review of a debut by a young Irish female writer. While it's clear that it was the title of the article which I found very intriguing, it was the quote below that touched something in me very deeply. After a few months, I finally bought the book. "Pond" Claire-Louise Bennett is a many-faceted gem, the sun shining through it. Funny, rich, deep, raw, quirky, and I should not continue for it eludes all boxes. A book to return to.
"Childhood is a time to develop the facility to really notice things so that, over time, and with enough practice, one becomes attuned to the earth's embedded logos and can experience the enriching joy of moving about in deep and direct accordance with things."