Pillow Thoughts - Courtney Peppernell
The photo that I chose to add into this blog post was rather difficult to search for.
My reason being, this book is a one of a kind. The photo, (that is able to be viewed down below), describes the reading of Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell by displaying the one emotion that continues to ner stray throughout the book; which is sorrow.
Sorrow is not that easy to define through a picture, honestly. Sorrow is defined as "a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others." as a noun, the verb means practically the same thing; just summed up way more.
My reasoning to choose sorrow, and if you're asking yourself, "how does that swift into the book? what does sorrow have to do with anything." Well, I'll tell you why. Sorrow was chosen as a adjective for this reading, as the inspiration for my picture chose, because sorrow is what you can vividly feel while reading this book. Courtney Peppernell really poured her heart into this book, as if it was a bottle of her own liquid hurt, mixed with a bottle of yours and my own liquid hurt.
I'd like to provide a quote, mainly because it's required for this blog assignment. But, I still think providing a quote is an immensely grand idea. It provides truth to back up your reasoning.
"The tragedy of what could have been is nearly as crippling as what once was but can never be again." - Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts.
I chose this quote in particular, because, it explains why and how sorrow has had the impact for inspiration on this book like it has. I bolded the two words, crippling and never, because those were key words I thought would make rather some sense to bold to show the reader, you, that those words defined my reason to begin with.
As for my photo, here that is.
Now, this photo may seem like a "why would you choose this.." kind of moment receiving one, but, trust me, it works. This photo represents the feelings within the book, of constantly feeling like you're looking down at yourself, or you're going nowhere but off of the face of the earth, and it symbolizes the sorrow perfectly. Well, to me, it does.
Blog post by: Carly Meier.