Respectful

Respectful2A book is a living thing. As a writer, I know how it feels to stare at a blank paper or screen, and then moments later fill it with words or form that didn’t exist. You pour your soul into each platform. Suddenly, the page has life; meaning. It’s truly humbling.

Every literary work is a piece of the author’s soul. That’s leadership. Those words have the power to start a chain reaction in people’s lives. Hence, as a writer, I have deep respect for other authors’ works. That’s why I read.

Yes, respect!

Reading is an act of respect. When you read words from another, you’re paying attention to their thoughts. You acknowledge their existence. That’s respectful.

We function within the confines of words. They shape our life experiences. Those who are careful to be custodians of words are also careful to change our lives. Their words are noteworthy.

I understand the potency of books in whatever form (physical or digital) from Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah to Paulo Coelho’s The Zahir. These works affect us in powerful ways. Reading is acknowledging the impact of their words. It’s appreciation.

Thank you for reading my words.

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One thought on “Respectful

  1. Anne says:

    Reading someone’s book is stepping into his/her world. Seeing what they see, feeling what they do. It removes one from his/her own world and can provide great perspective. I agree, it is a way of showing respect and also a way of appreciating the art of literature.

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