If you could read my mind,love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sells...
It's kind of an odd reference I guess but I heard this song by one of my favorite singers Gordon Lightfoot today coming home & I've always loved it. And from the first time I heard it, these words make me think about the fact that I've always been a reader. My mom used to joke that when I die I'll have my nose in a book. And she's probably right.
I spent time in the school library of course & even now I go to the library. I used to buy books but I don't read them more than once & feel it's a waste of money. But growing up in a small town, I read lots of books from the rounder rack at the grocery store, not the drugstore. They were $2.99 or something then & it was never a matter of reading everything a writer wrote. It was a matter of reading what they had. And I read them all.
Now it's different of course. I pick & choose & get books from library & garage sale & Ebook. But part of me misses the serendipity of the old days.
Its different & the same because there is still always a book.