Friday, November 4, 2011

The joy of books

There is something very special about books.  The reader is able to connect with another person by simply reading aloud.  The book becomes the vehicle for a spiritual connection between author, reader and listener.  Being read to is sensual, relaxing, therapeutic and educational.  It cannot be manufactured, or replaced.  I cannot express how vitally important it is that adults read to the children in their lives.  I also cannot express the beauty of a human voice bringing life to the written word.  Taylor Mali sort of wrote a poem about it and then performed it.  Enjoy.