Thursday, May 31, 2012
How Books Imitate Life
I am a reader. I love to read. I love books! The thought, sight, feel, touch..everything about books. I would read all day if I didn't have to do other stuff. I also like to talk about books, usually at dinner with the kids and at night with my husband. I can't hide my enthusiasm. Two nights ago I was telling the family (again) why they should be readers...how every person likes to be aware, to understand, to learn, to grasp what is going on...maybe people do not realize this, but we all love to learn....and books help do this! I was explaining whatever book I read, I start to notice what I am reading in the world. It is unbelievable really. When I was reading Uncle Toms Cabin, a group of nonbelievers were protesting the year of prayer and put a billboard of a slave in shackles with a quote from the Bible, in the middle of the city! When I read the lives of the saints, I saw examples of holiness and goodness even at the gym. I was challenging my kids to just try and see...start reading and notice how the book mimics something in your life...you will be amazed. So yesterday, I began reading Karl Marx. At 1:30 in the afternoon the doorbell rings. It is a salesman. This is only the second door to door salesmen in our neighborhood since we moved into this house 10 years ago. He is asking me to buy magazines to support People For Work...an organization dedicated to helping people make money who have lost their jobs because they were replaced by machines! (one of Marx's favorite themes). He said he worked for waste management and his job was replaced by a robot with claws...I just started the book yesterday!
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 1:45 PM