Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 9 July 2014

We read to learn and to grow, to laugh, to be motivated, and to understand things we've never been exposed to. We read for strength to help us when we feel broken, discouraged or afraid. We read to find hope. We read because we're not just made up of skin and bones, and a deep need for chocolate, but we're also made up of words, words which describe our thoughts and what's hidden in our hearts.   [Joan Bauer]

Sometimes, well, actually for pretty much all my Life up until and including Right Now, I have loved words. Laugh is one I especially love. And Learn. And Listen.

Words have a power that I can never describe adequately. And they have that just BEing themselves, but in the hands of some, they are magical.

He laughed and it sounded startled and a bit rusty, as if he didn't do that very often.   [Amanda McCabe,  Running from Scandal]

This is quite a word-dance, don’t you think?! I have had times that were so sparse in laughter. And when I would have some or hear it, the sound was “rusty.” What a word.

And her laugh was enough to make you want to kick over what you were doing and follow her down the street.   [Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch]

Go ahead!!!

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

Those are some lovely descriptions of laughter, to be sure! I never tired of genuine laughter. :)