Saturday, July 14, 2012
Washed In Words
Books and movies take us to somewhere else. Close the book, walk out of the theater and we're back, but slightly changed for having supped the writer's magic.
I'm reminded by this card and Shakespeare's tomes of words how much I've always loved books. Oh what anticipation when the bookmobile made it's bi-weekly rounds to our little country community. I remember visits to the Hoquiam Library, the sounds of the big cased clock ticking, the little oak chairs just my size, a building full of stories and knowledge for the taking. Thank you Ollie E. Camp for teaching me to read.
"When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue, you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea by night. There's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book." ~ Christopher Morley 1890-1957