Sunday, August 30, 2009
I engage in various worthwhile activities, but I consider reading a matter of special import. Ever since my father’s sister—my first teacher—taught me how to figure out characters in papers, I have established an intimate friendship with this activity. With the many benefits reading offers me, it is small wonder why I prioritize decoding texts over, say, traveling or exercise. After all, with reading, I get to travel and exercise, too. Many worlds are opened to me even as I only sit in a corner of my own, so it is just as well as taking a panoramic, knowledgeable trip to the universe of my author at the moment. Likewise, I get to participate in a brain exercise that not only sparks my ingenuity, but also makes certain visions meet reality. Reading takes me to different horizons and ultimately empowers me with information I hold in my fingertips.