"To read is to empower
To empower is to write
To write is to influence
To Influence is to change
To change is to live." Jane Evershed, More than a Tea Party
I've always said it's important to read. Only then can you understand what's important. But, of course, then it is also important to pass on the knowledge and stand up to those who only want our destruction.
"Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict." Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
Where would we be without stories. We'd forget what's important. I once read a book about illiterates and they had no concept of time or other important parts to survive in today's society.
"The candle lights up the room, the book lights up the heart." Chinese Proverb
What a lovely comparison.
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