It was that books made me feel that, perhaps, I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I, with them.
~ Will Herondale
For as long as I can remember, I have loved books the way I love dear friends. I enjoy spending time with them, stealing a moment from a busy Monday morning or a lazy Sunday afternoon to be with them. I can turn to them anywhere, at any time, and they, the generous selves that they are, open themselves up to me in all their splendour. They tell me all that I need to know, and are always there whenever I need them. They have helped me tide over some of the most difficult times of my life.
The book in the picture is Nora Seton’s The Kitchen Congregation, a memoir, my latest read.
I can’t think of anything better than my books for today’s July Photo-a-Day prompt, ‘Friendship’.