I was in the book store last night browsing through the calendars and I found this one titled "The Reading Woman" that I really liked. I wanted to buy it just for the description on the back but also because it reminded me of how my friend and I use to take pictures of each other reading books. I didn't buy it however because I already had bought my calendar for next year but today I was looking through the internet and found it and the description which I liked, it was hard to read but I got most of it down, here it is....
"a book is like a garden that you carry in your pocket." arab proverb
description: Whether routes to escape or paths to enlightment, books create ___ worlds that ___ ___ absorb the reader that other realities fade away. A painting of a woman immersed in a book suggests a story of it's own, the woman is at ease or not; perhaps she is silently thrilled by the words she reads. Is she stealing a moment from a daily routine to indulge her love of literature? Is she studiously searching the page for enlightment in this book ___ that will change her life? Little wonder that the reading woman has appeared in art for hundreds of years. She is a beautiful enigma, an untold tale, a fragment of a life momentarily set free from its long, complex story.
(this ___ means i couldn't figure out the word)
My best friend from grade school and I have traveled together since we were 19 years old to many places and on each vacation we had this tradition of posing for each other sitted somewhere reading a book. It's funny how we never forget to do this. When I saw this calendar it reminded me of this. Here we were going to some exotic place to escape from our own world to go to another world and yet escaping a third time through the book. And if you are anything like me, while reading a book I sometimes escape to my own fantasy. Makes you wonder where the hell do you want to be??
I love reading books. I read somewhere that people use books to escape from life..etc. I started to think, do I do this for that reason? I hope not. On occasion I guess I do but that should be okay because for the most part I show up to life, right? who knows. I'm sure we've all heard the expression "this is not a dress rehearsal, this is it, this is life" I know I didn't quote it correctly. I was at a shoe store years back when this salesman told me this, it was cool to hear however I'm thinking whether I buy these shoes or not, I doubt it will change my life :) it's funny, the things you remember.
so where do I want to be right now? I would like to be at some racketball court playing.