For years I’ve seen little blurbs that say if you haven’t traveled then you’ve only read the first page of the book of life. I don’t know about you but I strongly disagree.
As Readers I think that we travel more than anyone else, even those who physically get on a plane to go to the other side of the world. Every time we pick up a book we travel somewhere new. We meet new people, we learn new things, and we’re exposed to new cultures. We enter into someone else’s mind and we see the most intimate parts of them, their imagination. We see other cultures and see different places from the perspective of the locals. Our bodies do not have to physically leave in order to travel because the strongest part of our body travels to these places in the blink of an eye, our brains… Our imaginations.
To read is to travel. To read is to learn. To read is to see the world. To read means you’re not just reading the first page… The book never ends.
So to the people who think you have to travel in order to read the whole book of life… You are sadly mistaken.