Oh! The Places You Will Go!
Personally, I can become exhausted reading and listening to the daily grind: national news, politics, and crime stories. Though I would never grow tired of reading about stories that are inspirational, uplifting, or the stories that leave me to wonder if the folks involved are angels sent to Earth.
These types of stories or events do not seem to come around very often. Most times I do not wait for them, instead I go in search of my own bowl of chicken soup to soothe my soul.
It is not the internet, or the "book nets" that I am seeking. I take a drive to my local library and, once parked, I am excited about the adventure that is about to begin. I believe that energy forms from all sources, including my own sense of smell and touch, and will definitley determine the type of story I will cast my eyes upon. Almost as if some entity is sending in powerful sources to ensure my antenna is receiving great reception.
Funny, I've noticed that if the sun is shining and it is a warm day, I seem to seek out books that reflect that feeling. Let me provide a quick example of how my thoughts can move me toward perspective interests.
I went to the library the other day, and upon my entrance it was warm, sunny and I was feeling my normal, generally happy self. I also remembered that I had a pint of blueberries in my refrigerator and a new bag of sunflower seeds on my counter. Those would be the snacks I choose to eat while I'm engrossed into my new read. So, I chose a light read, picturing my yard swing and the feeling of warmth, put myself in my comfort zone. My choice? "The Art of Happiness" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D. No kidding. If blueberries, sunflower seeds, the sun and a rocking swing were to comfort me, so shall the book to keep my comfort zone pleasant and possibly persuade me to "live" in this moment for as long as I can.
I have not introduced myself to Kindle or "books on the net" as I am a person who wants to feel the experience of going to the library, just as much as I enjoyed the experience of going to the video store to retrieve the newest releases. Most of those experiences have vanished and will be placed into the history books of how it once was, leaving us with those experiences to reflect upon. It's sad to see traditional things go. (Well, what I consider traditional for my time).
When I see moms and dads and guardians of all kinds filling their sacks with childrens books and the kids so eager to carry them home, it's a cool scene. Learning to read, imaginations flutter and fly, and falling asleep to a good book makes for a fine receipe for dreams full of imagination.
If you want to get away from current events, and the same old stories and overly-dramatic reality television or just want to kick back and swing your feet and allow your own imagaination to place pictoral images on the pages while reading the story the author suggest, then follow the ideals and imaginations of a great Author Dr. Suess, "Oh! The Places You'll Go!"