One of my life's greatest pleasures is reading. Ever since my grandma taught me how when I was a kid I have not stopped, and why would I? Very few things are as peaceful and relaxing, exhilarating and wild at the same time. Very few things connect us, our thoughts, and our feelings the way that books can. Today I have the whole day to myself, this book, and a pot full of coffee that I intend to consume. Hour by hour, page by page, sip by sip. Oh the joy!
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." ― James Baldwin