I finally got more than a minute today to stop in and visit Google +, look at some cool pictures and talk to some old and new friends alike. They (Google) have been busy since I last had a minute to spend there, and I must say, I think I like the changes. Everything is not flying at you a million miles a second!
I restructured my day today and read a 260 page book before I got on the computer. I could not put it down "The Silent Land" by Graham Joyce was such an engrossing story that I could not put the book down. It is the third book of his which I have read, and I can say that "How to make friends with Demons" which I read yesterday flowed just as easily!
Yesterday, we also had a visit from one of my sons school chums whom we have not seen in about 4 years at least. He had gone to Cali and attended college and has now found his way back to us through my adopted daughter. It is kind of weird in a way, ( a good weird!).
So many flashes from the past ~ near and far flitting back into my little world. Fond memories, new stories, different and exciting adventures, dreams and possibilities! I love the many positive aspects floating back into the balance of my life reminding me that good and bad times are all just temporary and ever changing.
I like that. After some of the experiences which I have lived through and around ~ weaving their way into my psyche changing the way I think and feel about things ~ bringing me to places and memories I do not want to be or see since I have been back in my hometown, it is nice to have more than old happy memories ~ something tangible like interactions with people from times much more welcome to remember reinforces hope.
One of my sons is very surprised that I am reading three books a week. When he woke up and I told him I had finished the last book he thought I was telling tales myself. I really surprised him when I said I used to read 8 or 9 books a week before children.
I am not sure why this information surprises him, considering my personal library which is just a fraction of what I have read over the years. Since my accident as well, it was difficult to focus and retain information which really did suck. I forgot how delightful it is to devour a good story!
Reading is important whether you hold a book, tablet, newspaper. Go old school though, there is nothing like the pleasure of getting comfy and holding a book, turning the next page anticipating the next word to fall in place!
That is my lecture for the day! Have a great one and thanks for reading!