From a little girl, I have loved books. I remember it being a treat for me to go to the book store with my father. When all of the other children were outside playing, I was in my room wrapped up in a book. (smile) I still remember the amazing places I travelled to while reading a book. Places like India, Africa, Holland and Beautiful Islands where the water was sky blue and I could actually see to the bottom. Not like going to the local beaches of Florida to be stung by jelly-fish. Man, did those stings hurt! I remember it just like yesterday.
Back to reading books……
I’m all grown up and I still love books. These days, I read to gain the knowledge that has sometimes taken the author a lifetime to gather and put in a book. So now, when a book is a little costly, I dismiss this thought by remembering…..this author has given me an opportunity to read in a couple of days, what may have taken him a lifetime to research and write.
There is priceless wisdom to be found in books. As Carlyle put it–“All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been –it is lying in matchless preservation in the pages of books”