As a child I spent many a day in the woods of my backyard. That’s where I went when I was sad, when I was excited, when I was lonely. Any time was a good time to run to the place where I knew all the hosts of my imagination would come to greet me 🙂
That’s where I had conversations with fairies, found treasure with pirates, flew with dragons. All of this happened in the safe haven behind my house. It was a quiet place of refuge, where I could go anywhere I wanted.
This is the why we read
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.Mason Cooley
It might look like paper and ink, but inside there might be an entire world you’ve never explored.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to go to Japan, or have an obsession with dragons, or you’ve always wanted to be a detective that never misses a trick.
When we open a book we get a taste of an entire world. Often this world is totally different from ours; seen through someone else’s eyes. A glimpse of what we’ve always wanted to be.
When I was young, there was nothing I wanted more than to be an adventurer 🙂 Any story with pirates, magical quests and hidden danger? Oh yeah.
There was only one problem. I was an awkward, uncoordinated, shy girl who lived in the middle of nowhere where nothing exciting ever happened (Or so I thought 😉 ).
As you might guess, this meant I did A LOT of reading. But it didn’t stop there. Reading fueled my imagination.
She saw the world not always as it was but perhaps as it could be with just a little bit of magic.Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother
No matter how old you are, when you look at the world and see the beauty, this is indeed a magical thing 🙂
When you look around and see how things could be…
This is what a book can give us, if we only let it.