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Well, the end-of-summer count down is officially up and running. School in my district begins August 24 for students and my own son is scrambling to complete summer projects that this goody two shoes would have taken care of as soon as school adjourned in June. But,that has always been my downfall: Don't put off until tomorrow what I can accomplish today. If I search deeply into my teenage memories maybe that was not always the case with me. Maybe age and experience has created this task master alter ego. Maybe extensive reading has taught me the importance of time management. What ever it is, that is me.

No matter how you spend your time, though, I hope that reading is part of it.

Sometimes a story takes us by surprise. Sometimes what we learn from the author's words will blow your mind. Sometimes we are not aware that our heart and mind are in trouble. Sometimes we just need to be reassured. 
Meet author Priya Kumar. She has checked off all those boxes in my life with The Wiseman Said.

In The Wiseman Said, author Priya Kumar is presented with a warning from her publisher to get back on track and reach her deadline… or else.  But her creative well has run dry and she faces a future of uncertainty. Her professional life has come to a devastating stand still. How can she be productive when purpose eludes her?  From her public, purpose is evident in the eyes of those who excitedly request a fan picture with her or a few words of encouragement personalized with her presence. This is all she ever dreamed to equal a fulfilling and successful life.  So why is she so empty? In a moment of desperation, Priya takes a time-wasting walk to encounter a strange old man who revels her with his presence and leaves her with his life-journey in an aged journal. The written words of The Wanderer occupy her for many hours after her return to her cabin, leaving her with a sense of well-being and a refreshing outlook on life.

“The path may come to an end but that doesn’t have to be the end of the journey.” Priya Kumar’s own words reflect the vast amount of knowledge shared in The Wiseman Said. A book narrated by the enlightening journey and words in the diary of The Wanderer, this is at first glance an easy read, but demands a second sitting as the weight of the lessons presented here far exceed the number of published pages. The Wiseman Said is a surprising guide book to the meaning of life.

Enjoy your weekend!

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