If you love to read or are looking for something new this summer then check out ‘Imagine Wanting Only This’. Its a stark reminder of the fact that nothing is forever and nothing will belong to you forever. Radtke, becomes obsessed with ruined and broken things after the death of her uncle and sets out to find a constant. The only constant it seems is that there is none and that you eventually lose everything. Its a long journey that really is eye opening.
- Sort “nothing” into a Google look, and up pops “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” with more than six and a half million outcomes for Robert Frost’s loved eight-line ballad, first distributed in 1923.
- Kristen Radtke’s frightful realistic diary, a melancholic contemplation on impermanence, basically drops the qualifier “gold” from Frost’s statement.
- After her uncle’s demise, Radtke, a local of Wisconsin, ended up plainly fixated on scourged urban communities, relinquished mines, and war ruins that mirror the fleeting way of even discolored things
“In Imagine Wanting Only This, Radtke reminds us repeatedly that loss is the only constant the world has to offer.”