The day my mother put a book in my little hands, the love affair began. The day the Library’s bookmobile came to my community, and every fortnight after that, the adventure continued. The day I read aloud to someone and saw their pleasure, I knew that I had taken someone along on the journey.
Read to a child. Promote literacy. Open up new worlds to someone. Spread word power!
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Before my former employer died, he lent us his copy of Who Moved My Cheese? to read. Looking back, I appreciate him for doing that, because this book caused a major positive shift in my perception and attitude towards change and its impact on my personal and professional growth.
I photocopied a couple of diagrams with nuggets of wisdom that resonated with me, tacked them to my bedroom door, and imprinted them on my heart and mind.
If you haven’t read this little, but powerful book, I recommend that you get your hands on it, and reserve a space for it in your library.
Back to Babylon
The watery world rematerializes before my eyes. I “land” with a squishy bump. I am back in the horseshoe coral, but things have changed. Time has gone by. A long time has gone by, decades perhaps.
I see a catfish. It is Kelinade. She is older, more solemn, her eyes weary, but now filled with expectant joy.
“You have returned, oh shard of the universe,” she intones, barely able to control herself. “I have kept everything as you have wished. Crime in the city has grown, the fellowship of the grey fin has penetrated all areas of the government and clergy. I have assembled evil from all corners of the globe…”