One of the things I enjoy about the summer vacation is the time I have to read. Chores are done quickly (laundry, dishes, a quick sweep of the floor) so that I can spend some time with the characters of my current story.
Silence engulfs the apartment as I carry my tea to my spot on the sofa in the living room. I hear the sound of the fountains running outside, the hum of the traffic, the occasional banging of a hammer. But all sounds fade as I open the page of my book and allow the words to pull me into a created world. I begin to feel at one with the characters, living and feeling the experiences that have been printed onto the page. The sound that echoes in the quiet room is the one caused by the quick page turning that happens when I reach the last phrase on the page. My tea grows cold as I sit curled up on the sofa.
But I am not alone. I may be engrossed in my own tale but I do have company. My children also sit in their own spots on the sofa. They too are engrossed in the worlds authors have created. A giggle may come from one of them from time to time; otherwise they are silent. What a joy it is for me to see my children enjoying the world of reading and of the imagination!
Yes. One of the things I do enjoy about summer vacation is reading on the sofa. I think now I will go make a cup of tea and settle in on the sofa 🙂
Do you enjoy reading during the Summer?
(This post was inspired by MizB’s Musing Mondays)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013