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[Book Quote Tuesday] As We Are A Doomed Race… we need to be decent

"Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf.

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

Welcome to May! Our quote theme for the month is flowers – as it is now spring time in most parts of the world.

I feel that this particular quote from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (Amazon | Book Depository) is particularly germane, given what is happening around the world with the onslaught of the Covid-19. We do owe it to ourselves to be as “decent as we possibly can” especially during these times, and capture beauty wherever we can find it.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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