The Gift of Good Literature


What is it about a good book that makes the mind travel to an unknown place? It’s as if you are another person living a whole new life. All the problems and feelings you have fade into who you are at the moment. You don’t have to think. You just feel. There are no worries or preoccupation with menial tasks. No irrational thoughts cloud your mind. In a sense you are floating without care of how you will land.

I’ve noticed in my life I am constantly thinking. I think more than I do, in a sense. It’s as if my mind can be a prison and I have no way of escaping. I have never really felt what it is like to just be. But with reading I can. It’s almost like being allowed to exit your cell and walk outside and feel the sun on your face and smell the lively breeze. For once you can just breathe with the satisfaction of just being alive. No thoughts. No fears. Just existence.

Literature allows me to delve in to who I am and see parts of me I never could understand previously. I can take this information and feel better knowing that who I am is okay. I don’t have to be like everyone else. It also allows me to rest. Instead of constantly hashing and rehashing thoughts I can just float down a calm river of consciousness. That is a blessing within itself nowadays. All of my fears and concerns can just stand on the bank and watch me as I float along in peace. For now all they can do is wait for me to get back.

Libraries are the troves that hold these magical beings and I often find myself gazing at the treasure they have to offer. Something about the smell and feel of a library is therapy to me. It’s as if I can do anything because I have the knowledge right in front of me. I can visit exotic places, learn new languages, meet new people, discover new ideas and dissect new concepts with a turn of a page. To me that is power at its best. Finally I have control over something in my life.

Good literature is an oasis to me and I hope you can say the same. I hope you have an incredible book to read that can make you feel as great as it does me. Stay amazing.

Loads of Love,


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