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Sunday Thought

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.” (George R. R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones”)

Some weeks ago I wrote that I’d begun reading George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones”.

I’m still reading it and it’s still un-put-downable.

Don’t you just love that quote?



The Frozen Sea Within Us?

Franz Kafka believed that reading books that wound and stab us will melt the frozen sea within us to connect us with our soul.

I agree that books have the power to move people physically and emotionally. Some do sting and others do wound as beliefs are changed and values are questioned. I wouldn’t go as far as to assert that everyone has a frozen sea within them but then again I may not be quite getting what he’s trying to say. Not everyone lives in existential crisis mode all the time.

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