Finished Read: Like Lines On A Map by Isa Garcia


“To what once was and to what no longer is. I cannot promise to forget but I can promise to look back less often. Time erodes all memory, even the memory of feeling.” Isa Garcia, Like Lines On A Map


This is the quote that truly pulled me to get myself a copy of this book and read it.

The stories that Isa Garcia wrote here about all the individuals and the moments they shared together made me reflect on all my encounters in my own life as well. And yes, some were pleasant, some were not, but it made me look back at who the person I was then and now, and how these individuals had an influence in shaping me.

Isa’s stories resonated deep into my soul and I have nothing but a renewed outlook towards my memories and everyone in it, and I am grateful, for them, and for all the moments we shared and the memories we made.

Early on in my life I have already learned and accepted that nothing is permanent in the world, be it things, or people. And I believe that every person that walks in and out of my life has a purpose, whether that purpose serves me or them. Or whatever the purpose serves. And with all that, life will go on, we push forward towards our journeys and keep on weaving our individual stories. Whether each of those stories crossovers to another, when we know our path, and choose to take it, all the other delays, detours, and stops are temporary, because we know where we are going. I know where I am going. And I think that’s what matters, in the end. And these people, these memories, they may lead to different places in our life, but in one way or another, they are like lines on a map that lead us to where we should be.


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Like Lines On A Map by Isa Garcia is just one of the first books that I have chosen to read in my TBR list of Filipina authors. You can follow her on WordPressFacebook, and Twitter.

If you have any suggestions on which books I should read, you can post it in the comment section below. 

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