The other day, as I was reading to Emmy, she looked up at me and said, "Mommy, books are so important." I agreed and asked her why she thought so. Her response, "They put pictures in my head."
Later that same day, I came across this quote from Anne Lamott.
"For some of us, books are important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of all the things that you don’t get in real life—wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. And quality of attention: we may notice amazing details during the course of a day but we rarely let ourselves stop and pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention, and this is a great gift. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded…"
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)
Three cheers for books! Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip horray!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Why Books Are Important
This post is simply to celebrate the importance of books!
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The other day, as I was reading to Emmy, she looked up at me and said, "Mommy, books are so important." I agreed and asked her why she thought so. Her response, "They put pictures in my head." - This is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elemillia! It was nice to look back at this post. Emmy looks so little sitting in that chair. *sigh* Time goes by way too fast.ReplyDelete