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Today we are reading the Preface (and the Foreword by Celine Cousteau if you need to catch up from yesterday).
In writing the preface I wanted to say some things that weren't covered directly in the chapters. I tried to explain myself a bit. It includes some of the back-story to writing the book, and how I tried NOT to write the book.
If you don't have a copy of Blue Mind in hand yet, you can listen via audiobook, quickly download an eBook or iBook, or read along via some of the book previews available online (Amazon has that, as does Hachette).
Follow along with others reading Blue Mind together through Facebook, Twitter (#bluemind), Instagram, GoodReads.com or simply face to face.
The Preface begins like this:
"One of the many possible ways to describe a life would be as a series of encounters with various bodies of water. Time spent in, on, under, or near water interspersed with the periods spent thinking about where, when, and how to reach the next.
My first body of water, of course, was experienced as a zygote in my mother’s womb. And the last — at least as I now imagine it — will be in the form of ashes, cast over the Pacific."
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