Tell Me…😊

Is it only me
Or
Do you wait too
For the hook
Of a new book
To sink into you
And grab
Your heart
And mind
And
Take you
To an unknown world
You always wanted
To find…?

Or else
You might wander
And
Another book ponder
Leaving the first
Unread
Half its words
Unshed
Like clouds that form
But
Do not rain
Even though you wait
In vain…?

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Book Shopping… Shop HoppingΒ 

This is the Kids Corner at Wentworth and Leggett bookstore in Durham, North Carolina, where I am visiting and doing the rounds of all the bookstores I can.

I loved the ancient whole tree trunk pillars. The texture is smooth and stunning to look at. The whorls and waves are as interesting as the unusual variety of books they stock!

You can sit down and lean against the trunk of a tree surrounded by books! I bet that is the stuff most of our book dreams are made of😁!

I touched a trunk and held my ear to it and it was like holding a seashell to the ear… There were tales it was longing to tell. Stories it had heard over the years and absorbed into its very grain, like every good listener does…. 😊


Most of the bookstores I visited are spread out and luxurious with interiors redolent with old book fragrance. There is seating that is soft and welcoming, music that makes you want to tap your feet as you browse.

It’s a beautiful experience to see bookshops thriving and shelves loaded with so much that one has never seen before!

#durhamdiaries #travel #travelogues #bookedandhooked

🐞🌷My kind of Weekend! πŸŒ΄πŸƒπŸŒΈ

It’s nice to pose a challenge for yourself once in a while:) The biggest gift it places on us is a feeling of confidence… The belief that we can undertake something and make it happen, everyday. 

 Completion of a task gives a glow that leaving tasks unfinished, takes away. In this small way we become our own happiness pill πŸ™‚

My challenge of A sketch a Day, makes me look forward to every morning with anticipation as I wonder what thought will surface up in a bid to be captured by me on paper.

It gives me the confidence to look at other, bigger tasks and know that I have it in me to finish them!