What are two things (or more) you love to do, but for some reason don’t do? Like an old friend you don’t see often enough?
At the moment mine would be drinking water and reading.
Have you ever had a drink of water? That sweet, sweet nectar of life. Cool and refreshing. So good for you. We’re lucky in New Zealand we can drink it clean and fresh from the tap. Delicious and thirst quenching. Standing in rain is pretty sweet too. Don’t do that often either.
Reading sets my brain on fire. Reading is engulfing (with a good book). It is so hard to do. Its harder than watching a movie, or browsing the ‘nets, its hard to share with friends, takes a long time, there is no instant feedback and impossible to multitask.
It is so much easier to chat, or blog, or watch a movie or do ‘most anything else. It can be tiring because with good book you can feel your brain working. Its a different kind of work than, say, a day at the office, its feels the way an epiphany feels. It becomes a craving.
Yet sometimes it seems too hard to turn off everything, and sit down and read…
Totally worth it. Life changes when you read. You can become someone else. One of my favourite parts is seeing how I look at the world after reading. Things become sharper and more real yet surreal at the same time. I appreciate how I see things and how the character/others see them. Its like a self aware double vision. There is no limit to what you can learn though stories about people. No limit in reading. None. Just find. a. good. book. Yeah, Maia.