Saturday, July 7, 2012


good afternoon...
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,
africa too...
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


  1. I have a number of books to read and promised myself I would read them all when I retired.Been retired 12 months and have probably only read 7 books :-/ But I'm

  2. Sounds like you're having fun, Carol! I love books and read every day - just can't imagine not doing it. I must however cull my collection - we have far too many books and some of them we'll never re-read; trouble is it's a huge task.

  3. Oh the joy of the written word :) My mum owned a second hand bookshop for years so I was lucky enough to be surrounded by books growing up..there isn't a day goes by where I don't allow myself some reading time though I still have quite a few books to get through.

  4. Oh this is beautiful Carol. There is a special joy in books, that can't be found in anything else. We can have our online reading and ipads and kindles, but they will never replace a lovely, crisp paper book. Good on you for taking the time out to enjoy your collection xo

  5. Books are a wonderful way of learning and escaping to a far land. My oldest loves her books, I'm sure she has read more than I have, takes after her Dad. I hope you are enjoying your day today.x

  6. Hello Carol,

    wat a great sky in queensland.I like it very match.

    hugs Conny


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