Books & Reading

February 24, 2015 

I like this time of day:

In the late afternoon, the books in my living room begin to glow, appearing golden, as if revealing their true value.

Erasmus, the Renaissance humanist, famously wrote: "When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes."

We all have our priorities.

(He also less-famously wrote "Your library is your paradise." 

I have at times turned to my books, whether seeking enlightenment or entertainment, insight or solace, or simply to enjoy the company of great minds, and have thought, "Welcome to Paradise.")