“In life there are two things which are dependable. The pleasures of the flesh and the pleasures of literature.” – Sei Shōnagon
This week’s quote made me smile. I’ve always been a sexual being enjoying the pleasures of the flesh but equally always been an avid reader (mainly fiction)
I’ve written before about how my libido has been severely effected by the lockdown due to Covid-19 and I’ve struggled at certain times over the last year seen in New Day and Just Living but my pleasure for literature hasn’t waned. In fact reading was one of the few things along with long walks, that has got me through lockdown. I binge read, if allowed and able to, I’ll sit down with a book mid afternoon or early evening and read till it’s finished. I like to disappear into a different world or life so it completely take my mind of my here and now. I’m rubbish at remembering authors or titles so I’ve taken to photographing the covers to remind me if people ask. It turns out I’ve read 9 books in 2021 already. None have been long or difficult so it’s been easily done. My house maybe a mess and my work all consuming, but my pleasure of literature endures.