"I could argue that all books are worth reading, but books are like people; they sometimes have faults, and sometimes those faults make it too hard to read them. And when you can't read books (like people), they are too difficult to understand. And when they are too difficult to understand, then you put them down and walk away. Why walk away because of a torn cover, or broken heart? Repair the damage and get to know what's on the inside!"
"My books are my best friends; they don't care what I am wearing, or whether I've brushed my teeth. They are always willing to entertain me as well, and ask for nothing in return."
"I'd like to curl up with a good Facebook, said no one ever..."
(A few of my favorite book quotes by me. Lol.)
Here in Enumclaw, I have found a place I consider utopia. It is a calm, quiet place and a wonderful place to read a book (my favorite pasttime). It is at the edge of town, and I have only seen one other person use that spot, and not at all since.
This place has given me rest, helps me sort out problems, and allows me to read, read, read, read, read. I bring either the print version of the book I'm devouring or use the Kindle app on my phone, and I just sit there, basking in the quiet while I lose myself in the story.
This haven of mine is not hard to find; in fact, several businesses and a church are round-about it, and it is off to the side of Hwy 410.
Where is this place, you ask?
It is under a tree at Memorial park, facing The Summit, Grocery Outlet, and O'Reilly's auto parts. I won't tell you which tree gives me shelter; you'll find out soon enough if you go there looking for me. I'll be there, totally lost in the plot of the characters in my book; so you'll notice that I don't stir immediately.
You'll find out that I not only go here to read, but also to meditate, think, and dream. I may even cry a little.
In these hard times of financial instability, the big election coming up, and heartache every time you turn around, it's always nice to find a place where you can forget such troublesome things and just be; or you can find it to be a wonderful place to read, to knit, crochet, or just think.
I hope you have a place that is your utopia; they certainly are rare these days.