I've gotten in touch with an old friend this week. As I am patiently waiting for my book from the library to arrive, I decided to re-read some of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. This has been one of the best reading decisions I've made in a very long time.
There's something about these stories...I feel like I've been transported back to 19th century England, and I'm running along with Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes on their many adventures. It's the magic of reading. It really can take you to another place, another time. When I was younger, I wasn't a very big reader, but now that I am older, I try to read as much as possible. It's such enriching. And I know this isn't information that we humans haven't known since time began regarding the powers of the written word.
It's just so encouraging and uplifting when you can experience it first hand. Thus far I have re-read: "The Five Orange Pips, The Beryl Coronet, and The Yellow Face".