Bluets

238. I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.

I went into reading 'Bluets' knowing only that this book was about Nelson's love of the color blue. Bluets is a series of numbered poems or essays exploring the ambiguity of the color blue. The poems are a combination of nonfiction and personal anecdotes intermixed with wandering random thoughts. 

199. For to wish to forget how much you loved someone—and then, to actually forget—can feel, at times, like the slaughter of a beautiful bird who chose, by nothing short of grace, to make a habitat of your heart.

It's amazing how the study of a color transcends into the emotional states that are associated with the color such as grief and emotional loss. I find it difficult to characterize and review work of this nature since each reader will interpret something different, but for me the experience was wonderful. I expect this book to be worn out by the end of this year because I will keep coming back to it.

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Tanbir Minhas