kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
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"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

16 January 2010

books are magical


{and this isn't even including the bottom shelf or my books still at home}

I like to think that I live in two worlds. There is my actual reality, and then there is my literary reality. Characters in books are my friends; they are as real to me as the living, breathing people around me. And most of the time I prefer my literary contemporaries to their real-life counterparts. It never ceases to amaze me the power that books have; that certain combinations of letters and words can have such an influence on us.

2 comments:

lotusgirl said...

AMEN! Sister! There's no way I could include all my books in any picture. They are everywhere in my house. Words move me. I've found it works even if there is no book. I'm loving my Kindle so much. There are things I miss about the actual books, but there are some serious upsides to the Kindle--enough that I don't miss the books as much as I thought I would.

Rose Red said...

I feel the same way! I hope to one day have a library in my home.