It's been a very long time since you fed your brain just for the sake of learning something. It would be good to get back in the habit.
But there it was... my horoscope. I was curious. Let's see what this horoscope has to say. Its not that I think horoscopes are the devil. We all know that is our dog, dickens, as you will see if you read further. Anyway, there were a number of lines which I skimmed past but there was the last line. And I chuckled. Now if every Aquarius in the world has deprived themselves of reading as much as I have the last few years then we have quite a huge coincidence on our hands, now don't we? And I know that can not be true because my husband is also an Aquarius and is a veracious reader. But never the less this last sentence is very true for me.
Before I had kids I was in seminary. I read all the time for school, for leisure and for Sunday school. Three kids later and I am just in the last nine months or so picking up books and spending time reading. I love books. I have missed them. But for a time I could not find the peace of mind reading requires. What I mean by that is a mind settled, focused and can turn off the day. Seminary taught me to be reflective and analytical... so I switched my focus to parenting and to understanding my children's behaviors and characters. I bought tons of books to help me... but soon you learn to trust yourself. So the books have gone away and with trust comes a bit of peace.
I think I am actually reading THREE books right now. I am shocked! Yup three! Through a Screen Darkly, The Power of Patience and now A Scandalous Freedom. (Elysa, I know you are smiling right now! You go right ahead and smile girl.) Maybe I am actually becoming human again.