I came across an insightful article today about the importance of reading and books. I must say I agree. As Emily Dickinson said, "There is no frigate like a book." Books transport us to different times and places. They introduce us to new ideas and new ways of thinking. They comfort us, protect us, challenge us, and teach us. A life without books would be a very, very sad thing indeed.
And too many of us are living that very sad life. We are so caught up in our gadgets and "social" networks and busy-ness that we have lost touch with each other and ourselves. In a world of instant answers and instant gratification we have no time for books. What a loss. What a waste.