The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.
Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.