"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, August 31, 2012

Pausing for a moment to read...

I'd rather read than watch TV and most of
the time I read mysteries, novels based on history
and other frivolous and sometimes grisly subjects.
Russell primarily reads what he calls "real books".
In other words non-fiction.
Every once in awhile I come across a line or two
in my reading that resonates and stays with me.
Here's one such example:
"Our job is to enjoy the earth and take care of it.
Worry robs us of our faith
and our joy and gives us nothing in return."
  This is from a James Lee Burke novel Feast Day of Fools
A grisly suspense novel that if one pays attention
 has some gems and lessons to learn in between the dire action.
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  1. You seem to read as I do. Thanks for adding another title for me to put on my to read list which is growing longer and longer.

  2. It appears you reading is similar to mine. Thanks for adding another title to my to-read list.

  3. That's what I'll be doing this week-end. I'll have to check that book out. : )

  4. I'm a very big James Lee Burke fan and have been for years! Great shadow shot for the day, Kathe! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!!

  5. Much like your photo today, we can learn and enjoy from either style of book prose (Mark Twain comes to mind). Although, I am the one who prefers non-fiction...but there is never a 'right style'. We should read and enjoy an engaging book often!

  6. Books are better than TV, and i agree with that line. Now tell the Italian grandmother in me to quit worrying...

  7. I should follow your example!

    Come see my shadow

  8. I don't find nearly enough time to read as I would like, it is always fun to discover gems like this tucked into the pages of a book!

  9. I read less and laptop more these days, but I couldn't be without a book. There are 5 sitting appealingly beside me as I type this.

  10. very true words. great shadow shot.

  11. I have so many books waiting to be read and I think this one may just join the pile!

  12. I am with you. I rarely watch TV unless a special is on. I love reading and going to the library.

  13. I see some cherry tomatoes.

    End of Summer Shadows.
    Have a blessed Sunday!

  14. Sounds like a cool idea, but I have so much more to comment on yet!

  15. Hi Kathe ~~ I am glad that you take time to read. Your present book sounds nice. That line sounds Biblical, as per God we are stewards our earth.
    I always have a couple, or more(!!!) books checked out but barely ever find time to finish one.

  16. a gorgeous little shot...lovely

  17. Worry certainly gives no positive return! Great quote! And love the shadowy corner in your photo! Very attractive!


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