This little book is a collection of ideas, observations, poetry, and unfinished narratives written from the point of view of an adoptee and that covers a diverse set of topics in one way or the other related to the wonders and mysteries of the human condition.
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Outside the Safe Zone based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Thought provoking and creative. The reader is invited into the author's intimate world and ponders along with him about various issues ranging from philosophical matters such as the human condition to nature observations such as a blade of grass in the sun. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to contemplate, think, and enjoys both the simplicity and complexity of life.
Outside the Safe Zone is a book that can catch you off guard. The first time I read it I failed to take my time and found myself from cover to cover in 30 minutes but feeling like I had missed something along the way. So I reread it a second time but slower, much slower and found myself lingering often on specific entries. Structurally, the book has a strong personification theme, as if written from a person in touch with nature. Animals and inanimate objects are given the same level of respect as the human being. The "Wonderings" section is not, I believe, intended to be read literally or with the intention to be answered. What I found myself doing was using them as spring boards for my own wonderings. Another theme that stands out is the author's vulnerability. The "Observations' section exemplifies best this feeling of honesty in the mist of confusion, yet cocooned in a shell of "wonder" and "mystery." All in all, Outside the Safe Zone is a literary compilation of significance and reveals more of its substance each time it is read.