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Monday, April 2, 2012

Book

Just last week, I bought a book. It was an actual book, with a hard cover and thick creamy pages.



It's been the better part of a decade since I have purchased a book for sport. That book purchased so long ago, I've yet to finish. This book, I vowed, would be different. I don't know why I thought so.

I just did.

Purchased on-line and on a whim, the book arrived today, and I sneaked into this Mom Cave to catch a glimpse of what was inside its cover. I opened it, and rubbed its first pages between my fingers, lingering.

It smelled like my past. It hinted to days with leisure when reading a book was as easy to do as any old thing to pass the time.

Its words spoke to me. They were so carefully crafted that they flowed with ease one to the other. They were adult words, made of "ABCs", yes, but still so far removed from the vocal stims, echolalia and fact-spewing that have bombarded my life for years.

Today I opened a book that joyfully had nothing to do with special needs.

I started to read it, and I cried.



This entry was written in response to the letter prompt "B" in the Blogging A to Z Challenge April 2012.

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17 comments:

  1. Great - hope you enjoy every moment of your 'real' book!

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  2. I hope you are able to enjoy ever wondrous crisp page and lose yourself in its depths if only for a little while. You deserve it!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

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  3. Losing yourself in a book is such a joy and something I consider a downright necessity. I lost that for years and am so thankful to have it back. Your description of the book and the experience of reading was so precious. Enjoy your time.

    Amy
    http://amywritesnet.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh I love that feeling!! I mean-- I do read off my kindle--but nothing, is the same as a real book!! And it had nothing to do with special needs--how wonderful to just be able to read something for you!! Enjoy every last letter of that book as much as you can!!

    Cheers, Jenn
    http://www.wine-n-chat.com

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  5. You are all sorts of wonderful.

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  6. Love books, and I do understand what you mean!

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  7. You allow yourself that escape, into your Mom cave, into you new book. All moms need that, an escape, whatever that may be!

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  8. What a touching post. I am glad you found the "creamy" pages to enjoy your heart again.

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  9. I'm so glad you opened that book! Reading can indeed take you somewhere else. Have a great day, Amy.

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  10. Awwwwww, I was just thinking about you and reading last night. Don't ask me why. I hope you enjoy it. And I'm curious to know what it is you're reading.

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  11. Getting my A to Z sea legs here. Commenting and writing and reading...holy smokes! I know each one of you can appreciate the joy a well crafted sentence can bring. And, I dare say we all can relate to losing ourselves in our work. I've become consumed, and I was reminded that fact simply by opening a book.

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  12. The magic of a book. I understand it and I share it. I wish you many hours of joyful immersion in your new book. Lost and lingering in the words and emotions you find there.

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  13. Oh my gosh, a book! Whenever will you read it? I don't think I could buy a kindle or fancy book reading contraption, I love the smell of a new book. Sorry Rainforest. Enjoy it and woo-hoo!

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  14. Oh, I love this! Yes, absolutely nothing like a book!

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  15. My heart goes out to you! I'm so happy you found a peaceful moment to enjoy something just for yourself. Thank you for sharing this private moment with us.

    Andi-Roo /// @theworld4realz
    http://www.theworld4realz.com/
    theworldforrealz@gmail.com

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