Whether a book makes you laugh or cry, it becomes indelibly a part of you. Once the words are read you can’t unread them.
Think of all the things that the words and phrases within books have made you think about. The things that without the book you would never have thought of before…
The memories the words sometimes conjure. How the author’s description of something or someone will make you reflect on your own experiences.
From the book “Hound” by Vincent McCaffrey.
“I lie in bed at night and read as though my life depended on it. And it does, even if it’s a mundane life.”
No truer words were ever spoken.
Reading makes us grow. It makes us more empathetic and broadens our knowledge of the world and the people in it. Reading provides us with a diversion from life’s stresses and provides endless topics for conversation. In fact, I can think of no negatives when it comes to reading.
So… why not go and open a book???