Why are we reading?

Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened, and its deepest mystery probed? … Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaning, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so we may feel again their majesty and power?

– Annie Dillard


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4 Comments

  1. Nadine
    Posted April 15, 2016 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Oh oh oh. Gorgeous. So obvious, really, but to say it so eloquently! Thank you for sharing this gem.

  2. Posted April 15, 2016 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    “We still and always want waking.” Thank you and blessings, Lindsey.

  3. Posted April 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I so love this. And agree with all my heart.

  4. Posted April 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    LOVE