Artwork by Bruce Zboray www.bruce-zboray.artistwebsites.com
I am drawn to thin books. Books you can read in one or two sittings. With pictures or a fancy border – like an ancient manuscript – decorated. And a hard cover with cloth, where you can feel the weave.
Others may enjoy epic novels of a thousand pages – not I. Maybe it’s me wanting to “know” the whole book at once – no need of bookmarks for me.
I believe if you flip thru all the pages of a book, even just riffle thru them, then you’ve read the book in some sense, with the perceptual part of your brain.
In fact, I like to keep certain books near me so I can feel their energy, even when I am asleep. I know someone who would keep a certain book in the baby stroller, because it calmed the baby. And I know a friend who carries a certain book with him for peace and calm.
In a very real way, keeping peaceful, beautiful books around the home is like placing calming crystals or lit candles.
It’s like having the author sitting right there, and the inspiration streaming from them right now, with the angelic voice of creation alive at this moment.
So, next time you are near a book, please realize it is quite literally talking to you, even before you open the cover.