Monday, May 12, 2008

Why we read. And write.

I a compulsive reader of Yann Martel's blog What is Stephen Harper Reading? ( Whether the 22'nd Prime Minister reads the books or not, it has become a great forum for Martel to talk about everything to do with books and reading. In his latest post, he sums up perfectly why we read and write:

"A book is a bottle with a genie inside it. Rub it, open it, and the genie will come out to enchant you. Imagine being the one who put the genie in the bottle. Yes, it's terribly exciting work."

How can you argue with that? Really, this is what drew us to reading in the first place and draws us still. And yet, how often do we really take the time to appreciate this bit of magic?

I only hope that the PM is listening Sadly, I have my doubts.

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