Reeds in the Wind by Grazia Deledda

Grazia Deledda
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1926
“for her idealistically inspired writings which
with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island
and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general.”

nobelprize.org

 
“Why does fate break us like this, like reeds?
“We are reeds, and fate is the wind”
“Besides, no one’s ever satisfied”
−Reads in the wind, Grazia Deledda
 
This book randomly came in the right time while I was in the middle of a life turbulent and it really helped me thought through and calmly dealt with the madness.
Sometimes I wonder why things happened in life so unexpectedly and when nothing else can be done, I tend to take refuge in fate before getting ready to decide and take the next actions. This novel represent this angle of life, it capture the nature and roughness of life so beautifully and compassionately. The story about a Pintor sisters once rich and noble family but then things fell apart when one of the sister ran away to her marriage and later the father found dead. The heart of the story goes on with the remain sisters rooted in their broken house and small farm and their loyal servant. The background of the story drew the atmospheric scene of Sardinia, Italy, the ugliness of family drama and the village gossip. Aren’t we all have to deal with these things everyday?
Things happened. Some people see the events of life as tragic destinies so often putting one’s down. Sometimes I’m like that but uncertainty is part of life, I learned how to let go and move on or sometimes just deal with the free fall. But really, it depend on ‘me’ and fundamentally, it is how I make my mental decision and control the will. There’s so much more to discover and learn. Que sera sera. We are reeds in the winds and we are the captain of our own fate.
“life goes by and we it pass like water in the river, and we only notice it when it’s gone.”
Grazia Deledda is the second female writer who won the Nobel Prize in literature and the first Italian who received the prize in 1926. 
 

 
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