The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.

When I first heard about this book, I thought Marina Keegan committed suicide. I’m not sure why I thought that; I mean, maybe because when something inspired by death, is because someone couldn’t take the world, or something close. But I was wrong, this time it was different; Marina Keegan didn’t in fact, committed suicide, she in fact was strong, and fearless, and from her essays, seemed like she believed in the world, in us, in something so much better, brighter, and she wanted everyone to see that, to know that from the bottom of their being; yet the universe caught up to her and cut her life short, before she ever became aware of leaving her mark, but I’m sure, she did it, she left it; in the people she touched and in the stories she wrote.

I was surprised about her death, it feels so sudden, tragic. Yet it seemed like she didn’t suffer, something I’m glad, yet heartbroken for this soul I’ve never met. Why did this happen to her? Why didn’t we get to see her bloom? What would have become of her? Questions that will never get answered but for sure I feel she would have succeeded, I think she would have become an award-winning author, something inside of me tells me something would have become of her, and although we weren’t able to see her fully bloom, we are able to see the marks that will impact people, that have already impacted me.

I just wanted to keep on reading most of her fictional works. I would have loved to know what would have her character’s become, would each story become a successful novel? a best-selling romance, turned into a major motion picture? they were incredibly amazing and I would have kept an all-nighter if they weren’t just a couple of pages; but only she would have known. They were incredibly funny, they kept making me smile, filled my chest with what I felt the character’s were going through, I enjoyed every essay and story and every time I finished I felt I needed more to read. It wasn’t enough, they weren’t enough. Her life wasn’t enough, it wasn’t filled, developed. She was too good for her time, she was so close. she was amazing, from her writing, I got to see her gift.

I recommend this book, from the moment I opened this page I was filled with goosebumps. I couldn’t put it down! it’s certainly a page turner and I hope you get to turn the page yourself. She was an incredible writer and we’ll live with the mystery of what she would have become.

So young.




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I’m an actress in pursuit of happiness and finding my truth. Through my writing I am able to release my thinking without being judged or having the need to impress people in this crazy world we’re living in. I hope that through my experience I inspire you to find your truth and version of happiness.

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