Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Thoughts...

“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.” 

Charlaine Harris

I love the idea that books can take you away, let you escape and make you feel as if you have travelled to places you have never been.

In some instances the vacation is geographical - you travel to lands afar in a book and learn about different cultures and terrain, food and music. Some times the vacation is cerebral - you goof off entirely and leave your hard thinking at home and head off to some flaky holiday space with a light and fancy free book.

And sometimes the vacation can just be for a few minutes, a time out from the world around you, an escape into anonymity.

I think it's good that she says "the cheapest vacation", rather than as good as a vacation, because they are different things and I always think a holiday/vacation is pretty special and the total experience cannot be replicated by a book.

Books are good, but not THAT good!


In support of Jennifer's ongoing search for Roy. G. Biv (aka the rainbow) here is my blue contribution. These are strands of origami peace cranes folded which are laid throughout the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan.  One of those places I am fortunate to have travelled to, and didn't just get to read about in a book...

10 comments:

  1. what great blues you have there

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    1. It's a lovely image isn't it Ronnie - all those blues mixed and graded...

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  2. Hi Fiona- Thanks for playing! I love your blues!--Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie - I must admit I think blue is one of my favourites..

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  3. The origami reminds me of blue butterflies clinging in a mass to a tree.

    And I must say, I'm addicted to book - holidays.

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    1. So true Valerianna - they do appear to be all gathering don't they? A book-holiday is a fine thing, but I'm fond of the real ones as well!

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    1. Thanks Jane - it is pretty special. Go well.

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  5. Thank you for the warm welcome yesterday. It was great to meet you and Barry and to see your inspiring work.

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    1. Hi Carol - thanks for visiting; it's great to make real-life and real-time connections. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, go well.

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