Have you ever wondered about the things we do to relax and the things we do at work? What about the things that binds them together?
For example, some of us use pencils to balance spreadsheets but then use pencils to create wonderful pieces of art. Some use a camera to catch the scene for the front page of the newspaper (those that are still in circulation) but also uses it to capture the joy of children at play. I cannot think of a better way to relax then to settle down with a good book. I find that ironic since I write books and as we all know, writing can be a tough hill to climb. If you think about it books are everywhere and impact every facet of life. We refer to books at work; we read and sing from books in church and what do we do when we are working on something or building something? You guessed it, we read the book (or at least we should).
If we look at the other side of the fence we will see that books are also used as an escape from the world. We relax and have fun as we become absorbed by the unfolding tale. Heck, we often get emotionally charged by the books we read but there is no doubt about it; books add character to our surroundings and life in general.
I remember sitting in the sun while a cool breeze blew. It was a hot summer day so that breeze was a welcome one. As much as I enjoyed looking out over the scenic view I must be honest; whenever I think of that day I instantly see the romance novel that I was reading in my hands. It is as if the memory is stored there because everything is rich in detail as I recall what happened in the book as butterflies fought the breeze to find the next flower around me.
When you think of books and reading what memories come to life in your mind?