Thursday, November 6, 2008

4. Literature

"Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

It's late and I've just come home from another enlightening evening spent discussing a great book with my book group. Really, you combine my social life with my love for the written word and of course it's going to last over three hours! I have to ask myself, what would my life be like without books, books, and more BOOKS? I love to read and I am grateful for the creativity and talent that so many authors throughout the ages have given to us through their writing. My gratitude stems from the life lessons, insights, and truth that I gain each time I read a great book . . . inspiration, yes, for a work of literature to become one of my favorites, it must inspire, uplift, and teach. For that reason alone, I am grateful because every time I read another book, I'm moved and I hopefully become a better person through the experience.

1 comment:

lyn. said...

Oh, I am so envious!!
I miss the book clubs we used to have...