Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.

Friday, August 31, 2012


I love words. 

I love the way the ink on the page is so definite. So there.

 I love that I don't have to try to read lips and decipher body language and put a conversational history with the words to decipher their meaning.
I love stories. 

I love the Once Upon A Time that holds so many breathless possibilities--magic, mystery, romance, inspiration.  I love that the characters have a part of me in their history as I use my experiences to interpret the story.  And I love how each new story becomes part of me.  How the story entwines itself in mind and memory,  adding richness and newness to the everyday that is mine. 
I love choosing stories.  Just as if I were going into an overflowing closet to choose an outfit for the day, I can peruse the titles of books, searching for one to fit my mood. My fingers trace the titles the way a fashionista runs her fingers along the sleeves of the hanging garments. Adventure, romance, suspense, nostalgia. How shall I dress my mind for the day?   Whether I'm visiting the well loved March sisters or the Ingalls' on the prairie, or meeting new friends on a hitch hiking adventure across the United States, I'm in charge of my own journey.  

I can travel by foot , camel, elephant, or airplane. Up the Amazon, across Arctic ice, to the depths of the sea and beyond the stars, The world is mine to explore as I chase the never ending stories made up of simple black letters contained within the covers of books. 

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Rebecca D said...

Love the Pintrest quote... I too love the written word... It is so concrete, yet they have such power to evoke emotion...

Freckled Hen said...

I love this post! I love words, too. It's easier to write than it is to talk.

One Last Thought.......

Pleasant words are a honeycomb;
sweet to the soul and healing to the body.
Proverbs 16: