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.
I just love strolling through bookstores, libraries or even my own personal library. Something about being surrounded by books…. makes me so relax and calm. Usually when I am having a stressful week.... I need to actually go to a bookstore or library setting.
I must admit I am usually drawn by all 5 when I am searching for a book to read. What Attracts You To a Book?
A. The Cover
B. The Title of the Book
C. The Author or Illustrator
D. The Synopsis
E. Recommended To Read It
Doesn't this question make you want to hop into your vehicle and go books shopping? It sure does me. I am a books lover through and through. I hope you get the bug as you visit my Rejoice Within Post. Until the next post. Books Ahoy!!!
Why is it when you stay to long in a bookstore or library you loose all track of time? It's so hard to pull yourself away, with all those wonderful books surrounding you. You want to explore and fall into each one. You wonder what secrets they all hold? You so want to discover what's inside. Suddenly you loose all track of time and hate the worst words whispered into your ear... We Are Closing in 5 minutes.
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