Tea and Conversation 09: Nook


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Today in my meditation on the Eternal Curse, I’m writing about: Why a nook?

First I must make it clear that I am not speaking of the e-reader associated with .epub files and Barnes and Noble. When I speak of nook I’m speaking of a small room or corner of a room usually set aside for more familiar and intimate gatherings. In Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel, the nook in the kitchen is the place where family and friend time occurs.

I moved around a lot as a kid, but I didn’t exactly have the nomadic lifestyle of many military families. My parents were simply always engaged in finding better opportunities for them and their children. In the places we lived in for more than two or three years, the places that really felt like home, there was always a little nook and round table to gather around.

To me the nook is the place where the ones you care about the most get to spend the precious moments of their lives with you. When strangers or less intimate acquaintances come around for a visit or meal, you would entertain them in your formal dining area or your living room.

There are so many aspects of me and my life sprinkled throughout this work of fantasy that anyone who knows me would be able to figure out that I wrote this book, even if my name wasn’t on the cover.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.