In real life I have qualms, a moral code, a sense of duty. I live within confines. In books, I am free to soar and to explore. There are no limits to my being.

Books, with their secret knowledge, free me from myself. I'm never alone. The greatest minds in history wait by my bed, sit patiently in bookcases, respond to my touch. I reach out and they are there, waiting to transport me to another realm.

Linda Weltner in No Place Like Home: Rooms and Reflections from One Family's Life by Linda Weltner


To Practice This Thought:
Take a whole day off from your regular activities and spend it with a book you have always wanted to read.


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