Discussion: A Lasting Impression
Kel Monday, March 02, 2015 discussionOn my drive to work this morning, the trees were absolutely stunning. We had a wintry mix yesterday that left ice everywhere, and today, it clung to every branch. Each outline reflected the stun against a perfect blue sky. It was beautiful. And when I drove home this evening, it had all melted and the branches were once again empty, leafless branches, dark, spindly shadows against the sky.
Here, I think books have a slight edge over trees. As beautiful as the trees are, good stories evoke a stronger response and leave a lasting impression. Some stories stay with us all our lives. And, once written down, we can go back and experience the source material again and again.
It's one of the things I love about books and one of the things I love about libraries and home libraries. We love stories because they move us or transport us to faraway places or because they teach us something new.
What are some of the books that have left a lasting impression on you?