I used to hate reading while growing up. I thought it was boring, not being able to connect with the words written on the page. It felt pointless, sitting, reading, when there was so much else that could be done with time — playing outside, watching tv, exploring mischief.
It has changed my life.
Discovering reading has been one of the biggest discoveries since sliced bread, or for me, being gluten intolerant.
Painting with words. Infusing other dimensions; perspectives.
I continue to be in awe of the magicians who bring to life what we cannot always see,
what we cannot always touch,
yet know exists.
I thought reading was only about knowledge,
but reading is about freedom,
about stories, about finding oneself,
about expression, about adventure.
It is about us — the Universe.
What have you been reading lately that has changed your life?
Currently adventuring through:
• Blessed Are The Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives by Jacob Nordby
• In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
• Trust the Process by Shaun McNiff
• The Top Ten Things Dead People Want To Tell YOU by Mike Dooley
• In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honoré
• Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer