I’m still on a boat!
No, really. I’m on a cruise. So! This is a pre-written post whilst I am on holiday with my Darling Wife and the in-laws!
So, while I’m gone for six days and seven nights, or something like that, I thought I’d run through a few of my favorite coping mechanisms.
Today’s is my secondary coping mechanism: reading.
Any regular reader of this blog may be familiar with my goal for 2019: to read two hundred books between January 1st and December 31st, 2019.
Why do I want to read an average of almost four books a week? Because reading is an escape, a suspension of my current world and immersion into a written one.
Since childhood, I’ve read. Books were my friends far sooner than people ever were. And there are a handful of books I have read to tatters and beyond over the years.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. (There’s an edition I’ve been searching for since childhood and may have found it here?)
The Vampire Lestat (I do love me some Brat Prince).
And of course, as every macabre-loving child did, I devoured Edgar Allen Poe.
What’s one of your go-to coping mechanisms? I’ll be covering a few more over this week.
Take your meds, folks!