It seems odd, but I rarely have time to think any more. The only time I am truly left alone to think is on my walk home from the station to/from my house. I feel blessed to be working in a job I love, an have external opportunities outside of work which I am encouraged by all to take. Writing gigs, speaking opportunities, time to travel for both business and pleasure. It really is a perfect situation for me, being my most happy when I am too busy to ever get even a tiny bit bored.
This time, whilst walking up the road to my front door, I was just thinking about my absolute love of books. Books to me, really are my favourite medium of escapism. Don’t get my wrong, I love films, I even did half of my degree as a film course which was amazing to do – but for me – books are more personal. The characters are not delivered to you on a plate, and like in a film, we can’t see what they look like. We make them up as we read them, maybe we base some characters on people we know or met once, and not every character in a book will look or feel the same to every person. Every read of one book is unique to that person, and to me that makes it really extra special.
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