” If any speak ill of you, flee home to your conscience. If you are guilty, it is just a correction. If you are not, it is a fair instruction. Make use of both of them. Out of an enemy, you can create a secret friend. Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life. No flattery can heal a bad conscience, so no slander can hurt a good one.”
“Running from Solace” by Nakia R. Laushaul is novel that creates a combustion of emotions. It threatens our comfort zone. It moves and motivates us to reevaluate or purpose. Running from Solace perpetuates our conscience to revisit our actions of the unspoken pain that some of us endured, or bear witness to it.
The impact of “Running from Solace” is a private affair. I can respect that. We are the Keeper of our castle” When we enter in to our thoughts, we have only ourselves.
I welcome the adversity and conversation that “Running from Solace has presented in my own personal life, I plan on growing and striving from it. Only I have the power to confirm and affirm the impact this book has made in my life. I will exercise this blessing with grace and gratitude. I have always been told “life is a circle” life is also a journey that travels with time.
Thank you Nakia for writing a novel that provokes us to look at the truth, and realize there is no harm in it.