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This week's prompt is a quote:
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I love this quote, not only because it was said by my favorite author, but because it's also very true. Books are uniquely portable magic. Books are magic because they transcend the boundaries of time, age, race, gender, politics, etc. Books are portable because you can take them with you anywhere - airports, road trips (hopefully not while you are driving), lunch breaks, heck, even bathroom breaks. And books are magic they provide information and knowledge, entertainment, escape. You can travel anywhere, be anyone, experience anything for a time. I don't know anything more wonderful than that.
Books have been a part of me at every stage of my life. As a child when I was looking for "playmates" and escape to other worlds. As a teen looking for those angst-ridden tales. As a twenty-something trying to find my way in the world. As a mom worrying about my babies. Books grow with you, books soothe you, books improve you.
Reading has inspired in me a profound love of words. Words can hold so much meaning. They can change the entire tone of a sentence or a story. They can create a world. They can build a consuming love. They can crush you with their sadness. I long to write words that inspire those kinds of feelings in someone else.
Books are legacies that we leave behind for future generations. They create culture and community. They create new trends in literature. Think back to Shakespeare, Dickens, Hemingway, Poe. I don't know that they knew at the time the longevity and, more importantly, the significance their books would have in our history. But we are damn glad they wrote them, aren't we?
Books will always hold a special place in my life and my heart. I think they will stand the test of time, no matter how many gadgets are invented in the future. Because the magic and the love they inspire in readers and writers all over the world guarantee their existence - page by page and cover by cover.
How have books been magical in your life? Please share. Talking about books is one of my biggest passions and I want to hear how they have moved you. And don't forget to join our Write or Die Book Club, if you're so inclined. xo
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