…I am thankful for the words that make up the sentences that fill the paragraph, that completes the chapter and encompasses the book. The vivid world our minds create and the connection we feel with the characters is matched by no other means. Yes, sometimes filmmakers capture what a reader envisioned and other times you have to question why the guy made the wolves speak!
Two years ago, the youngest member of our book club convinced everyone to read the first book of the Twilight series. She warned us we would not be able to put the book down and we would finish the entire series despite the requirement to read just the first. We disregarded her warning.
By the next book club meeting, most of us had read the entire series – sending husbands late into the night to purchase the next book, swapping copies in mailboxes and spending hours discussing the justification with imprinting. The books are not well written, but they had this ability to capture us in a way that is close to incompressible.
Last night, our book club went to see Breaking Dawn. We really enjoyed the movie, but nothing will ever compare to the power the words in that book created for each of us and the connection we share with each other.
Join me in my 24 Days of Thanks. Post on your facebook or twitter or blog and in the comment section of this post and the posts to come what you are thankful for. Let’s share our thanks with others and spread joy and laughter this season.