Things have been a little busier than I am used to lately. I am not complaining. I am just used to more alone time than I have had lately. Usually that alone time is spent reading. I have had my nose in about six different books over the course of the past month and been able to finish none of the them. Today I finally catching up.
Thursday I went to Barnes and Noble and purchased The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk. I figured that I would use it enough in the future that it was worth having and wanted to be able to process parts of it with my therapist so it was a needed purchase. It has helped me understand my trauma issues in a way that other books were lacking over the years. My therapist has only read parts of it though so I will probably need to keep notes on the things I wish to discuss with her.
I will finish at least one Carrie Fisher book today and possible another. It all depends on how many naps I sneak in or collapse into in the process of reading. I didn’t realize how exhausted I have been feeling until yesterday. I feel asleep twice yesterday during the day and never take naps. I then went to sleep and slept until 7:30 this morning and went back to sleep again until later this morning. I guess all of the days I have only slept a few hours, slept in the living room, etc., are catching up with me.
I hope I can get some reading in this weekend and upcoming week. It is one of my things. It is a passion for me. Most of the people I hang out with are not readers and I feel guilty sometimes when I want to stick my nose in between the pages and just inhale the smell of the paper. It is like a good friend welcoming me home.
“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” Paul Sweeney