Yet so many books! How will I ever read every single one of them, especially since I sometimes start one and pick up another before the other is finished.
I have such book shame, because I haven’t read everything, and i also can’t keep up with movies about books. I think I”m just on the slow side of popular culture. On the other hand, maybe everyone else is in the same boat that I am, and they just appear to have done all of their reading for the school of life. I think probably all of us are content just to know the books are there, and we celebrate when anyhing gets read by anyone.
When I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to write books, and I would imagine stories before falling asleep at night just because I could. Needless to say, the Great American Novel has not been written by myself, much less read. As I got older, I realized that I was too much all over the place, and that I just needed to focus on one task at a time, rather than dreaming of artistic majesty.
I still love to see a bookshelf full of books, and still believe that the finest gift is a well-thought out book selection for a friend. It is not guaranteed that I’ll actually read a book gift, though, but I will surely look at the cover and smile. I also hate to make recommendations, because I think it’s intensely personal and up to you to find a book to read by your own self. My career goal has been to make book jackets and illustration, but it was never actualized. I think for right now I will just collect the precious things, and dream of paper and ink.
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