"The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle."
Sometimes words can just make your heart stop, can't they?
Elizabeth also posted Oriah Mountain Dreamer's The Invitation, something I haven't read in ages, but feels like something I should be reading every day. I even bought the book, ages ago, but it's not living in my nightstand. It should.
What are your nightstand books? You know, the ones you keep close at hand, always? The ones that have spiritual meaning, or inspirational meaning? The ones you just have to know are there, even if you don't read them everyday?
And at the suggestion of Lisa, another new blog buddy, I bought The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Now isn't this just the most amazing truth you've ever read? A boy's father takes him to the "Cemetery of Forgotten Books." Doesn't this just make you want to weep?
"This is a place of mystery, Daniel, a sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens... In this place, books no longer remembered by anyone, books that are lost in time, live forever, waiting for the day when they will reach a new reader's hands. In the shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody's best friend."
There are sure a lot of books that have been my best friend. Well, not my best friend, because only one person holds that position, but you know what I mean.
Which books have been your best friend?