Sunday Inspiration: What an astonishing thing a book is
“What an astonishing thing a book is.
It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts
on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.
But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person,
maybe somebody dead for thousands of years.
Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently
inside your head, directly to you.
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions,
binding together people who never knew each other,
citizens of distant epochs.
Books break the shackles of time.
A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
Love this thought.
What a neat description! It puts a smile in my head!
Amen! I can live without TV or the Interney, but not books!
I love a book that makes me wonder what the people are doing when I’m not reading.
Really liked The House Guests!
EXTREMELY hard to put down this book. Read it in less than 2 days.
I like this poem so much, I am going to find it somewhere in a pretty printed form. I never paid attention to Carl before. But he was quite a fellow!
Thanks to you too, Emilie!
Books are my salvation.