Saturday, June 02, 2012

The delights of literature

I remember fondly the many times I sat with my father as a wee one as Dad taught me how to read.  Both of my parents loved to read.

Sometimes I think reading is in my DNA.  I can't remember being without a book.  So it's no surprise reading became something important in my own household as I raised my children.  One of my favorite quotes on literature comes from C.S. Lewis:

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

1 comment:

Kausar Bilal said...

A very beautiful post...I experiencing it these days as a new student of literature...I started from reading South Asian literature.