So in this healing time, among other things we have turned our attention back to books.
When we were in Massachusetts, we went to the Borders store near Stella's place and came out of it somewhat poorer than when we went in......and that was only the first trip.
Since we have been home we have visited Chapters at least once and then there was the symphony book sale this last week...and DH visited a second hand bookstore...on the way home from the library no less!! Luckily we only went to the book sale on the last day (when things were half price) but we still came home with 2 bags full of books.
The excitement of going to a bookstore...new or used....for me, is right up there with a good concert!!
We have a cupboard in the guest bedroom full of books we have yet to read....and there are various bags of books lying around the house.....
I ask you....is it no wonder that I never get out of the house!!!!
But....I do love books....and never more so than now, when we need the time to relax and recoup our energy. Sometimes I feel the urge to do something else....and I do it.....but then after..I end up back in my corner of the sofa under the reading lamp with my latest book and a "tisane" and the dog curled up at the end of the couch. DH has taken to sitting sideways with his feet over the the arms of the big chair to read and the dog lies on the back of the chair. When we are both reading in the same room, poochie switches between us at regular intervals....
Among other things...retirement has brought me back to reading...and for that I'm grateful. It's a therapy like no other.