Books are one of the best tonics I know
for most anything that ails you.
They uplift your spirits,
absorb your attention,
pull you away from your worries,
and demand that you be present.
They comfort and soothe,
entertain and delight,
and spark your emotions
while speaking to your mind.
They are truly a wonder
that the uninitiated has no concept of.
Find the right book
and you’ve found wings for an hour,
I’m still surprised
the doctors haven’t caught on
and learned to prescribe fiction
Cheryl Rainfield, all rights reserved.
June 06, 2008
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