Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Found in Books.


 I love what books do to me. Every time I finish a book, I look different. It's in the glow in my face coupled with utter exhaustion as if I have just gotten off a long flight, but I am about to meet the love of my life. It's in the way I talk, the way I listen, and the way I describe the colors. It's such an exhausting journey but a thoroughly satisfying one. The kind of journey that sticks in the memory and you speak about it for years to come.

I love what I give back to the books. Like memories - memories of the trains and the car rides, I have taken them to. Memories of all the parks, and lakes, and beaches where I've spent so many lonely evenings. Of the countless connecting flights and foreign airports. Memories of a some shy flower petals that found their way into some pages. We deposit little parts of ourselves in the books we read.

I love what books do to me. If happiness truly exists, it's found in books.

25 comments:

  1. Could not agree more. A book is always better than diamonds or a man :)

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  2. I LOVE BOOKS. Period.

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  3. So true. I'm not much into reading but lately when i ended reading Harry potter i was thinking about characters and places i'd been taken to, just by reading. Its so much fun I mean reading.

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  4. Wow I love this post and what you wrote here. Books are my utopia...my place to be "me" if that makes sense. I don't want to imagine a world without books.

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  5. .Very true with a caveat.All books leave an impact but good ones linger longer and a few best forgotten.Don't you agree?

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  6. R, thank you very much. And this comes from the millions of books that I know now to be glowing in the warmth of these beautiful words. An ode to books this one.

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  7. I had multiple deja vu moments while reading this post. :-)

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  8. Tell me about it, my life would have been incomplete without BOOKS. I like its smell, I sleep with them besides me most of the nights.

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  9. If happiness truly exists, it's found in books.

    so true. this post reminded me of kitaabein by gulzar.

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    1. I have to look into that poem now :-)

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  10. Books,they are my lifeguards :)

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  11. Sigh...I should get back to reading. Been so long!!

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    1. Yes, absolutely. It's so easy to ignore them.

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  12. You have such a lovely way of writing. I enjoy reading too, but nowadays with online manga, Fictionpress, and blogs, touching a real book in the flesh has been a rare moment. It's interesting that you notice your surroundings; I'm in the "zone" when I'm reading haha.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. But I try my best to pick up a physical book whenever I can.

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  13. If happiness truly exists, it's found in books. True that

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  14. very True!! loved it :)
    that's how books become our close friends.....
    you know, every time i read a book, all those things, those occasions, those people I had met while reading the particular book also become a part of my memory...so that when I try recalling the book....i start to remember all these as well....its like an experience sometimes good sometimes sorrowful....

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  15. I'm going to go read a book now.

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    1. Yes! That makes me so happy :-)

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  16. Hi nice post and nice blog too! I love books too, esp those with yellowed pages, they have an old world charm of their own!

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  17. I love the way you have expressed. Books do the same thing to me. They make you feel alive and somehow, books are the ones that connect us to various other people. :)

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  18. This really inspired me to try and rediscover books and the habit of indulging and diving into the pages of really satisfying book :)

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  19. So true. I dont need anything when I have a book to read... I book and a long train journey next to the window. I dont need anything more in life :)

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