Stories from a Lifetime carries readers through a widely diverse series of life’s peaks and valleys with poignant, clear-eyed vision and understanding that is only gradually gained across the course of a lifetime through endurance and honest appraisal of the emotional rollercoaster that we all ride. Hugh Aaron delicately reveals the world through the innocent eyes of a young boy, through those of a soldier far from home during wartime, and those of a struggling businessman and faltering husband. He is unafraid to reveal panic beneath a façade of success, the deep and hollow sadness that may exist in an outwardly happy marriage, the yearning we feel to make a break for freedom from the rat race, the unexpected emotional responses that shift lives far beyond the expected course of events. These stories form a welcome, and increasingly rare, honest, grounded, and beautifully written collection that will touch nerves while sympathizing with what it means to be human.
This was a truly remarkable book filled with short stories that tell the tales of life through the various stages of life.
It is interesting to see how one person collects various memories and tidbits and can then string them out into stories that will hold you captive.
Many of us sleep through our lives and don’t truly live them. We forget the pains and joys that we have survived. We focus only on what is missing from our lives and not on what we have. This book reminds us to take the time and truly remember where we have been. Remember those who have touched our lives in various ways.
Hugh Aaron has written a book that will reach into your heart and help to open yourself up to what your life truly holds.
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