Life Needs to be Lived

I have come to realize I have a method for when I travel:

1. Decide where I'm going.
2. Get excited.
3. Go to the library and check out at least five books about where I'm going. These can include but are not limited to travel books, books on what I may find there such as animals, and a non-fiction story that takes place where I'm going.
4. Read said books.
5. Get even more excited because now I know why where I'm going is really special.
6. Return books.
7. Go on trip.

When I want to find information about something, I tend to go to the library. This may be similar to going to the mattresses like in "The Godfather" but I haven't decided yet. It's just the way it is. All those books just waiting to be read... It certainly improves the trips I take when I have a better idea of what I want to see and do while I'm there and appreciate what I come across. It's a fun way to do things. I like the technique, I appreciate that about myself. Most of all, though, I like how I now know that there comes a point when the book needs to be put down because life cannot only be read about, it has to be lived.

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Walking the Sea: Life Needs to be Lived

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Life Needs to be Lived

I have come to realize I have a method for when I travel:

1. Decide where I'm going.
2. Get excited.
3. Go to the library and check out at least five books about where I'm going. These can include but are not limited to travel books, books on what I may find there such as animals, and a non-fiction story that takes place where I'm going.
4. Read said books.
5. Get even more excited because now I know why where I'm going is really special.
6. Return books.
7. Go on trip.

When I want to find information about something, I tend to go to the library. This may be similar to going to the mattresses like in "The Godfather" but I haven't decided yet. It's just the way it is. All those books just waiting to be read... It certainly improves the trips I take when I have a better idea of what I want to see and do while I'm there and appreciate what I come across. It's a fun way to do things. I like the technique, I appreciate that about myself. Most of all, though, I like how I now know that there comes a point when the book needs to be put down because life cannot only be read about, it has to be lived.

365-09 #270

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1 Comments:

At September 20, 2009 at 9:23 AM , Anonymous Deanna said...

I've just been learning to adopt that method myself. And not only for trips but any new experience (home-buying, career-changing). Much love to my fellow biblophile! :)

 

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