Thursday, April 2, 2015

B for Books

B is for books. I choose to spend much of my free time with them, (not that I have a lot of free time) I love books, I love their spines looking at me. I used to work in nursing homes and sometimes I'd see one of the old ladies sitting in a sprint of sunshine through her window reading a book. Book after book, because there wasn't much else to do. And although they would complain to me about their physical ailments, and their situation really wasn't to be envied, I felt just a bit of jealousy for their time spent with books. Then I'd think When I retire, I'll read a whole lot of books!

I came across this quote about books this morning:
"I've always loved books. I'm passionate about them. I think books are sexy. They are smooth and solid and contain delightful surprises. They smell good. They... can be carried around and opened at will. They don't change. They are what they are and nothing else. " - Sue Townsend

No, books do not change tangibly, but our experience of them will. I could read one book, like Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh when I'm a teenager, then young mother, then retiree and have a whole new experience with the book each time. 

So here's to book! and heres a shelfie: