Life! Books!

A review by Stephanie Merritt in The Observer online, Sunday March 26, 2006 had me trembling with anticipation to read A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, Canongate.
I relate fiercely to the idea of wandering aimlessly and writing about it, the review celebrates Rebecca Solnit as having " fixed abode, narrating travels through deserts and along remote coastlines, allowing her thoughts to free-associate in the manner of WG Sebald or Annie Dillard, inspired by nature, memory and folk mythology."
While, on loss, the words touch my core beliefs about life, living and freedom, "...fear of making mistakes can itself become a huge mistake, one that prevents you from living, for life is risky and anything less is already loss."