If you’ve read my blog before, you’re probably familiar with the recent biopic “Jackie,” which I saw a few weeks ago at the North Park Theater. The tale of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ life, particularly surrounding and immediately after the assassination of her husband, was a haunting, memorable film. You can read my full review of it here! (Shameless self-promotion.)
After I saw that movie, I wanted to dive into Jackie’s life a little more and looked into a few books about her and her life. The first I settled on is the one I’m giving a quick review of today: “What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” by Tina Santi Flaherty.
I don’t want to give away too much, of course, but there were a few quotes that really touched me that I’d like to share with you:
Following your dream, which is really what vision is all about, is the essence of a meaningful and exuberant life. Each of us can succeed in achieving our vision, no matter what the odds. But even if we run aground, the rewards can be great. What we learn on one journey becomes the building blocks for the next.