C.S.Lewis once said: "An unliterary man may be defined as one who reads a book only once."
I would not put myself in a category as a very literate as Lewis would probably think but over the years there are books and movies in which I find myself returning again (and again) to read or watch.
Bible wise three books that often I return to are Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Wisdom from early ages.
Three other books that I often return to read are The Bridges of Madison County, A River run Through and Inventing the Abbotts. These three books have also been made into successful movies.
The other night my wife and I sat and watched for I am not sure what number times the movie "A River Runs Through." The only movies I have watched more than this movie would be "American Graffiti" and of course "Hoosiers."
The author Norman Maclean wrote this book while in his seventies. Often in the course of his writing one can see his wisdom and observance of life. Think about his statement about love: "We can love completely what we cannot completely understand."
Gail Carson Levine:"There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can not."
"Words that get inside you, become a part of you." Yes..
August 1, 2017