We’re all told not to do this.
That phrase has even become a way of saying, “Don’t be superficial. Take the time to look beneath the surface.” But there are some book covers that just beg the reader to pick them up. This morning I decided to take a few minutes (I know this is a luxury) to revisit the library’s collection, looking for covers that invited me to stop and engage. Now I haven’t read any of these books, but I will take home Things That Are, essays by Amy Leach. I can’t resist an essay that begins with, “In the seventeenth century, his Holiness the Pope adjudged beavers to be fish.”
My resolution for this year is to find more ways to be surprised and delighted. This little visit through the library accomplished both.