23 July 2018

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? #2


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by The Book Date. This meme lets you show fellow readers what you have read, what you are reading, and what you will be reading.

Happy Monday, Everyone!


Doesn't it just seem like we did this? 

They say time flies when you are having fun, but I think the clock just ticks faster the older you get. 

When we were kids, we really had no concept of time. We just knew we had to be home when the street lights came on. We did so much exploring and adventuring between the time we left the house and the time those lights came on. We could spend hours on the sidewalk drawing with chalk and creating. And our imagination, boy, was it ever hard at work! We were pirates, superheroes, cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, astronauts, and fearless jungle explorers. 


Now, the clock is constantly ticking. Get up and get ready, drive to work, count down the hours until we can go home, drive home, eat, get ready for bed. Rinse, repeat. Our weeks are so full but it doesn't stop on the weekends. Oh no, Saturday and Sunday bring their own obligations and we are constantly checking the clock. Is it time?

Adulting is hard, ya'll. 

The only time I forgo the clock is when I'm reading. Time slips by without so much as a tick of protest. If we are lucky, for just a little while, you forget about all those obligations. We transport ourselves to those foreign worlds and destinations within the pages. Those characters become our friends or even our enemies. We become pirates, superheroes...

The hubs is a big reader as well so he understands the need for me to shove my nose into a book.  I'm thankful that I am fortunate enough to set aside time to escape my reality. I'm extremely grateful for those whose vivid imaginations create and share. 

We should never underestimate the power of the word and of books.

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