I’m feeling slightly embarrassed to post today’s give. Because I think most people will say..really? that’s it? And for most , what I did today would register a .2 on the Richter scale of disbursing grace. So, I need to plead with you to indulge me a bit.
I love books. Always have. One of my earliest memories is of my Mom reading to me from a worn out, well-loved copy of Tom Sawyer. My favorite part, that I had the most affection for.. ( maybe because my Mom was a master of voices and expression)….went like this:
“I can lick you!”
“I’d like to see you try it.”
“Well, I can do it.”
“No you can’t, either.”
“Yes I can.”
“No you can’t.”
An uncomfortable pause. Then Tom said:
“What’s your name?”
“‘Tisn’t any of your business, maybe.”
“Well I ‘low I’ll MAKE it my business.”
“Well why don’t you?”
“If you say much, I will.”
“Much — much — MUCH. There now.”
And every night, no matter where we were in the book, I would beg her to go back to the first chapter, to recite that very section. I was probably about 4, but the hook had been set. I had fallen in love with stories, and the way I could go wherever the author led me, just by stepping fully into the words, and letting them take me.
So. You gettin me? Books are my friends. And I just lent out one of my newest ones today. I have no idea whether I will ever see it again. I had some internal drama before giving it…It’s no big deal. If they don’t return it, you could always buy another one!!!…countered with: ya…but I’ve made notes in the margins!!! (imagine that last sentence in an annoying nerdy, whiny voice).
I won’t be winning any awards for bequeathing this book to another fellow book lover. However, by the time I actually gave it, I really did release it, and realize it’s just a thing. It’s not like giving away a kitty to someone who you know isn’t exactly the most vigilant caretaker, and getting the news said cat got it’s tail shut in the car door. I promised I wouldn’t go there. So. Today’s giving is done early, and it feels awesome! Are you looking for a good book? I’m your Huckleberry:)