Old flames and new infatuations are more likely a recipe for trouble than a match made in heaven. But when the passion for one reignites yearning for another, who could resist engaging both in tandem? I have for too long been too far removed from the pleasures that arise from submission to a good book.
What? You thought I was talking about boys?
This is about an oft neglected love of reading. About temporary disengagement from my own life stream into the one played out on the pages before me. And the texts that indulge my fantasies, stretch my neurals, stimulate my soul, and create my culture.
This is about being utterly smitten with Twitter. About temporary disengagement from my own life stream into the several played out on the interwebs before me. And the tweets the carry knowledge, humor, pastimes, and stream of consciousness.
This is about the unexpected moments when connect happens, when an author’s words resonate with a state of mind or emotion. Whether relevant to an individual or a humanity. A moment or an era. This is about inspiration that compels me to contribute the stream of consciousness.
There my tweets capture these moments of resonance and relevance in a way as transitory as both the connects themselves and the public of friends and strangers who might be touched by them. And here they collect as an informal catalogue or excerpted texts.
Welcome to LIT 140: literary impressions in 140 characters.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire