A Booklover's Thoughts: Touch Words and Have Them Touch You Back. To Experience The Written Word Without Sight
"There is a wonder in reading Braille, that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back." Jim Fiebig, famous businessman. I just love this quote he wrote. I can relate a little (not to the degree of reading in braille, which I have always wanted to learn). When I lost my eyesight in one of my eye’s years ago. I could not read or do much of anything. That was the worst experience for me. When I finally got my eyesight back, I rejoiced. Everything was brighter and colors were so amazing. I could see and touch colors, when I only saw darkness when I was blind. That is why the Amazing Grace song makes me cry. Especially the verse…blind but now I can see. Reminds me of my dark days. Myself, before I lost my eyesight... I always took my eyesight for granted. It's not until something is taken away from you, you end up appreciating it a lot more. I suddenly come to the realization to enjoy everything even reading a stop sign, looking at love ones, nature, watching a sunrise, sunset...they are all precious gifts. So, take care of your eyes. After my small experience, I respect anyone who is blind. As the quote above expresses, they can experience things we who can see...cannot.
Have you had a nightmare or a panic attack lately? Can you recall the nightmare or panic attack? Visualized the American Indian Dream catcher collecting that dream. Now, write down what you saw and experience? If it is too stressful of a dream... do not tax yourself and just skip this journal lesson. If you can…just relate what you saw or experienced. Writing down the nightmare or dream is a solution to help solve a problem you are facing or it's your subconscious letting it go of a stressful experience. Sleep Researchers said, when dreaming a nightmare, don’t open your eyes until something good comes out of the terrible dream. If you awake try to relax and rethink or make the nightmare or panic into something better. It will lessen the reaction that nightmare cause. You are the director of your own mind. Re direct for the good and turn that nightmare or panic attack into a restful and safe dream instead. When writing about your nightmare or panic attack end with a happy conclusion. I have a journal always by my bed side, to write down my dreams. I write in it when I awake or at times when a dream wakes me up. Dreams are your subconscious helping you deal with everyday life or maybe helping you deal with something unpleasant you may have saw (horror movie, news, etc...). I hope you like this journal writing exercise. Until next week.
I can make you cry
I can hurt you
I can make you smile
I can make you proud
I can make you angry
I can make you upset
I can educate
I can make you worried and keep you up nights
I can make you laugh
I can make you spiritual
I can break you
I can waste your time
I can sell you things
I can make you wealthy
I can make you poor
I can inspire you
I can help solve all your problems
I can create problems
I can be a friend.
I can keep you entertained
I wipe away your tears
I can be your enemy
I have been a part of your life from the start
I will be there to the end
I have been there when your graduated
When you failed and felt defeated
Been there for the best of time
I been with you for long hours
You’ll want to keep me forever
You can throw me out
I can travel with your approval
I can be sent to you morning, day and night
You can crumble me, toss me, walk all over me, stab me and
Create beautiful things out of me.
I can be small, big, large and enormous
Can you guess who I am?
If you guess paper, that’s what I am.
Written by Nickie Korpal
I help keep the cover clean and fresh looking. I am very attractive, and I draw readers to me. I help you the reader to decide to read me or not. I am the _____________________of the book.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about a superhero… let’s turn the page and look at villains instead. This journal writing can be fun. Describe a villain in your own words. Write down what they look like, how they speak or not, a habit they have, how they dress, act and move. Next write down a name you would like to give to your villain. I love using a baby names dictionary to find that perfect name for my villain. Does your villain remind you of someone? If so, explain why that is so? Do you think that villain was always a villain? Do you see something good in that villain? What one thing would you think would make that villain into a nice person? Please explain. Be more creative and draw a picture of your villain. This exercise you can go over 200 or less words.
I just read the Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I couldn’t put it down. She pulls the reader into each chapter and scene. You become part of the book lover’s life. Monsieur Jean Perdu is the booklover/bookseller who has the gift to prescribe books to his customers. Each book he prescribes helps his customer cope with whatever they are struggling with at that time. I know if I was Perdu customer, he would surely prescribe the Little Paris Bookshop to me. I could relate with all the characters. The story dealt with love, lost, time to grieve and finding time to letting go of tied up emotions. It’s a book that draws you in through wanting something so badly knowing it can never be. The process of learning to let go. Like Jean I believe we are always searching and looking for a past lover/ first love. After the relationship breaks up, we are only left with remorse and unforgivable memories that haunt us daily. We keep hoping that certain someone would come back into our life. Years go by alone dealing with grief, sorrow and lost… watching and hoping just maybe. Sadly, the other person has already move on with a new relationship. You instead are struggling emotionally with a passion you cannot control as you keep recalling the times you had together. The fragile heart breaks, every time we think of that person and longing for their touch or just to hear their voice. It’s not until we take a trip like Jean to finally remove the cobwebs and see a new world just over the horizon. Knowing we will always have the memories of our first love…they will always keep us warm cold nights or through difficult times. To live we must struggle through our emotions and find love and peace within ourselves. I hope you get the chance to read Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Her writings are so poetic and lovely. It’s a great summer read. Purchase on Amazon or check it out at your local library.
If you want to know when my book was published, you check my page. I am a very important page to give the legal side about this book. I am the ______________ page.
Author,Artist and Illustrator. Self Published author of eBooks and videos. Plus I do artwork on assignments and teach classes.