This week’s theme in our 52 on Fridays group is paper and while I love all kinds of paper from heavy card stock to delicate tissue and crepe, there was really only one kind of paper that I wanted to talk about. The paper that binds together to create books.
I am a book lover. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t find even a small snippet of time to get lost in a good book. I love the stories, I love the dreamy quality that a good tale gives and I love the books themselves. Reading for me, is a total sensory experience. The crackle of a brand new spine being cracked open, the rustle of pages being turned, the crinkle of the paper between your fingers. I take time to enjoy the crisp, clean scent of a new book or the musky, aged fragrance of an old cherished favorite. The sight of a new adventure spilling out before me in black type against the creamy white of the pages is a thrill and I love to see the the left over creases from dog eared pages when a book mark just won’t do. That bound paper is a friend of mine that calls back memories from my childhood. Memories of evenings spent curled up in my mom’s bed as she read stories to us, of hiding under my covers with a flash light when bedtime had come, of escaping the stresses that adult life brings and of lovely moments stolen with my husband to read to my growing belly and the children that came after. Kindles and Nooks might be convenient but they can never replace the magic of a real book. At least not for this paper, story lover.
Be sure to visit the talented Meghan Boyer, Maryland Photographer to see what paper inspired her this week:)