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Karrie’s journey from the past to the present day where she feels more whole as a person is one that you can connect with easily, whether you have suffered the same or not. Isabella’s words when she tells Karrie “You have a way with words” - well Rev. Cheryl Kincaid has a way with words. She provides a safe place for you when you read this book and you feel that you can let go of the hurt, let go of the pain.
So many small phrases stood out for me. One of my favorites was ‘People see what they want to see.’ - It is relevant in this book but so relevant in life. We all tend to sometimes forget to fully take everything in. You need to take this book in, you’ll want to look more clearly at the world and people around you after you do.
There are so many colorful and well-written characters from the pastor to Karrie and Dr. Downs with his liverwurst sandwiches he secretly hates.
When Lo’laini explains ‘haole’ and uses an example of ants and how when they lose the scent of the ant behind them and in front of them, they run around frantically, I had this overwhelming sense of that is me. Not me right now maybe but I’ve definitely experienced that and I think there isn’t a person out there who can say that they haven’t. It was such a brief description but just another example of something that packed such a powerful punch.
If ever you feel like nothing can ever be good, remember the officers’ words “Pain in life is inevitable, but living constantly in crisis is optional.” You can choose a different path and you can be happy and find a better life to live than the one you are in. Karrie did and her journey was long and arduous. In the end no matter how hard things can be, when you get out the other side, you are a better and stronger you.
A Forgotten Door Called Home
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