“When you read about the lives of other people, people of different circumstances or similar circumstances, you are part of their lives for that moment. You inhabit their lives, and you feel what they’re feeling, and that is compassion. If we see that reading does allow us that, we see how absolutely essential reading is.” ~ Amy Tan
These words by Amy Tan express so well why I love reading and writing. It’s easy to take for granted the joy and deep meaning that comes from being in the skin of other human beings, sharing their thoughts and feelings and connecting with them in such a powerful way.
I don’t think this happens as exquisitely on TV or in the movies because books give you the time and terrain to take a journey of the soul. Children need to learn the joy of reading at an early age so they can enjoy a lifelong adventure. And we adults need to make time to jump into this amazing time machine to transform our lives.
How have books changed your life?