Daily Dose: Books
“Books are the quietest and most constant friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
— Charles William Eliot
When was the last time you picked up a book? Nowadays, most people won’t be able to remember (other than for school, at least), or they’ll say they don’t read. To me, books are like people. I have a different relationship with each and every person I meet. Each relationship is unique in its own way, with different quirks, different connecting and differing points, and varying levels of depth. Whenever I come across a mindblowingly good book, I hesitate to share it. I want to keep it all to myself because I want to protect the relationship I have with that book. On the other hand, I want to share that book with all my close friends, so that we can talk about it and all share some sort of connection with that book and with each other. Then I remember that my relationship with that book is and always will be unique, no matter how many people know about it. It is mine, and nothing can alter it.
And when a friend to whom I suggested a book finally reads it and likes it, I’m nothing but glad that I chose to share something that provoked my mind and made me happy.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King
Posted on August 30, 2012, in Daily Dose, Inspiration, Kollaboration and tagged books, charles william eliot, Kollaboration, reading, sharing is caring, stephen king, Toronto. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.