Thursday, August 16, 2012

In defense of books

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.

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