it is full on winter weather here...dull grey skies,
bared branches and shut up windows
great weather for my latest passion...reading!
when my computer died
i had some time to spare
found myself looking at my bookshelf
at all those books i'd collected over the last couple of years
but had never got around to properly reading.
i set myself a mission...
to read all of them from cover to cover
then to decide whether they were worth keeping to read again one day
or whether they would be relegated to the bin, the thrift shop
or passed on to friends to enrich their lives as well.
i have just finished reading this one...yesterday.
it is a picture of the miracles taking place in mozambique,
so interesting it only took a few days to read.
the book on the bottom has taken me a couple of months to ingest..
chapter by chapter
filling me up with its message until i have to lay it down for the day
and find a lighter read to go on with
while i digest what it is saying to me.
i have been to china a few times,
revelled in the lives of people and places,
events and fantasy.
i love every story
have learned from every book...
even the ones i won't go back to ever again!
i don't ever want to be too much in a hurry again
or have a life to busy
to not have enough time
to take in at least a little of a story each day...
i will take flight to a distant shore, adventuring...
and enjoying the journey thoroughly
from the comfort of my favourite cushioned chair,
my bed or a quiet corner of a cafe.
it amazes me
how those books sat on my shelf patiently
waiting for me to discover their messages...
stories that have changed my life
with much love
naturally Carol xox