A Yellow World I wish we all lived in
And focused on the positives in life
Let 23 discoveries begin
And forget all the pain and loss and strife
Let's ask five good questions every day
And learn seven tricks to being happy
The power of the first time holds much sway
So listen to yourself when you're angry
We'll find what we like looking at, then look
Learn to be the people we have become
It has shown us many things, this strange book
Like the best way to know you love someone
He wanted to survive and so he did
Wrote as a man about being a kid
_,∙~* thoughts of mine*~∙,_
The Yellow World by Albert Espinosa is a book unlike any I have ever read. It is not a book I would normally have picked for myself, the life stories of others often bore me and I usually find no lessons to be found from their mistakes and experiences. What can I learn from a book with a boring cover and a clichéd quote on the back?
Well how very wrong I was, Esponisa's 'Yellow World' is absolutely fascinating and awe-inspiring proving right the age old saying 'never judge a book by it's cover'. Here is a book of 23 Discoveries, 23 Moments, and 23 yellows. Esponisa describes the Yellow world as "a way of living, of seeing life, of nourishing yourself with the lessons that you learn from the good moments as well as the bad ones." and 'yellows' as people who come to you when you need them, someone who is more than a friend but less than a lover.
While peculiar in format it does flow well, in fact I read it in a day which was a surprise but the chapters just seemed to fly by. There are some chapters that made me think wow I can really relate to this, or changed my view of life ever so slightly such as 'find what you like looking at, then look at it' and 'The difficult thing is not accepting how you are, but how everyone else is' both of which emphasised the importance of acceptance. But then there are other chapters that left me slightly bewildered such as 'Positive wanking' and 'Do you want to share a REM with me?' which focus more on knowing who you are and how you work. I don't think I have come across a single chapter that hasn't entertained me or made me think.
This is a moving and very thought provoking little book that wonderfully captures Eponisa's brilliant mind and perspective of the Yellow world. While it may not appeal to everyone I think that everyone should give it try, I'm sure there'll be at least one discovery that will change your view of the everyday in someway.
Albert Esponisa didn't want to write a book about cancer, so he didn't. Instead he wrote a book about the Yellow World, And that has made all the difference.