Thursday, January 23, 2014

Books

For a long time I've forgotten what feeds my imagination and nurtures my mind. I didn't formally make a resolution at the dawn of 2014 that I would read more, but I've since re-discovered books and that I really love a good story. Almost every time I go somewhere without a book, I find myself in a situation wishing I had one. It's wonderful to commune with another mind through reading... So far this year I've read "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Star Trek." Yesterday I went to the library and checked out "Fahrenheit 451." As I read, I'll be sharing passages from the book and posting them here. This is how the story begins. I was hooked immediately...


It was a pleasure to burn.
     It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with the great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal of history.


~ Ray Bradbury