Day 5 of Project 365 (details about my endeavor can be found here). —
day 05 — books
i’m typing this post from my phone again because it’s late, and well.. i don’t actually have a good excuse. anyway, a lot of my inspiration comes from literature and art. i was rereading Kurt Vonnegut’s Timequake today, and i stumbled upon this gem that i absolutely love —
But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about.
even as a kindle owner, there’s just something about paperback books that will always make me gravitate toward them. they always manage to suck me in and hold my attention for hours on end, something an ebook doesn’t do very often. i love the smell of books, the texture of the paper, the sound of the pages as they’re flipped. there’s always this feeling i get every time i enter a library, a feeling of calm, relief, fulfillment, and adventure all at once. vonnegut captures the feeling so precisely. i hope i never have to say rip to the written word and the published book.