… You press your mind, your forehead, against the beginning of a book, the cool cover of it, appreciating its impenetrability. It is rectangular and thick, heavy enough to stop a bullet or press a leaf flat. It will, you think, never let you through. And then you begin to lean into it, applying little attentive pressure, and the early pages begin to curl back with a soft, radish-slicing sound, and you’re in. You’re in the book. The thick, segmental chapters fan out into their component pages, and each turned page dematerializes itself, once read, into the fluent, cajoling voice its words carry. …When you reach the last sentence, there rests under you left thumb a monolithic clump of paper through which, it seems, you could not possibly have traveled. ~N Baker (preface), A Book of Books
10 replies to “early morning readings”
I love the simpliicity of yoour photo and the colour combination.
I do enjoy reading your comments, Suzanne. Hope your recovery is moving in a positive direction…please take care.
Thanks Brenda. I appreciate your kind words. 🙂
Very powerful Brenda.
Thank you, Rupali. It is great reading your thoughts.🙏🏻
Lovely shot Brenda! 🙂
Since I see you as a teacher, your feedback is like receiving an encouraging grade on a research paper. 😁
Oh, that’s great…. so… and the best student award goes to…… (drum rolls please)….. 🙂
The photo is so poetical!
Amy, thank you for the visit and encouraging feedback.
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