Be a Reader
|A tree grows in Rome...|
Reading got me there...
A couple of years ago I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for the very first time. I was won over when I read the following part:
“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”
Reading is a gift that we often take for granted. Reading is power. Reading changes lives. In case you forgot, this beautiful ad might just help you remember. It got me a little weepy on this snowy day. (Also, it is an ad for whisky which isn't so bad either.)