There is something about reading a book in the company of another bookworm. Being transported to another time, another world. Imaginations are fired, creativity sparkled as the printed word allows us to transcend from being snuggled on the sofa in the warmth of each other’s company.
Like the narrator (also the writer Mark Grist) in the video above during the poem “Girls Who Read”, I am not into judging a book by their cover. Social intercourse with someone well read, a wit and verbal versatility suggests there will not be a dull moment outside the bedroom, let alone between the covers. I am after a page turner beyond the overleaf blurb. Something to make me feel more than I am, rather than to add to the shelf of collected works above the head board.
Stillness, like watching a moment as time passes, speaks volumes the way only bibliophiles can with each other as their book shelves overflow. Though now with technology we kindle this love a little differently.
Ultimately a lover is like a book you have to read and do not want to put down when you do.
If you liked the video above, you may want to check out Hollie McNish’s poem that went viral called Embarrassed
Hat tip to Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou for sharing video.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog