Thursday, December 11, 2008

a few thoughts on books...
















There is a quiet place of rest within your words
I am not sure when it got this way,
or how long it will last,
but please accept this unspoken note of thanks from a weary traveler.

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I would be overwhelmed by all the places I have never traveled,
were it not for the vast amount books, waiting to take me there.

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A good book is to the imagination
what a great pair of heels is to a woman's self esteem.

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There are afternoons where I truly do believe that your strong ropes of words have saved me.
And I marvel at the power that comes from links of letters.

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bOOk.
i never notice before...
but eternity lies in your middle...

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You can tell a good book like you can tell a good friend.
If they are:
great to travel with
up for tea at any hour,
and searching for Truth.
Always Truth.

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Instead of plastic surgery,
women in Hollywood should just get their nose in a book.


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Novels are meant to be absorbed. Not just read.
The only way to do this is to follow closely, with pen and hand,
and when the author says something particularly striking to you,
talk back.

4 comments:

Claire said...

you have officially just stolen all of my heart... you are the first person who, along with me, marks books and talks back. see God really did intend for us to meet? He really does know what He is doing : )

Chris said...

I heartily agree with all these points. I have missed my love of books lately, and miss the days where I would sit down with a book and read it cover to cover in one night because it was THAT good.

Chris said...

Tag... :)

Stop by reverie to find out more.

Steve said...

Each one of these needs reflection. I like the manner in which the relationship with books takes on something which is personal. These invite people to read, to get to know, to spend a life with books.