Throughout my life, books have nourished and enlightened me. They are my constant companions. At their most basic level, books are simply the words of another person preserved on paper, but they can be very powerful. Books give us insight into other people’s minds and hearts and souls. They are gifts of intimacy and truth. Reading a book is like sitting down to a conversation. The author does most of the talking, but the reader’s mind is engaged and active: questioning, processing, appreciating, marveling. When we finish a good book, we have a great sense of ourselves.
Speaking of good books, have you read Imperfect Endings by Zoe Fitzgerald Carter? Not only is this such an excellent book, you will hang on every word, but she is one of my featured speakers at the Women Inspiring Women Conference on January 28-29, 2011. Make plans now to attend this great weekend!