An Army of Books

I am, it seems, accursed.

I love art. I love cartoons. I love music.

But while I can envisage any number of drawings, setting pen to paper inevitably results in an image as far removed from that in my mind as possible.

A wise (and highly gifted) fellow blogger once noted that good drawing comes with practice.

So I’m starting on the bottom rung with doodles.

SH - My books are my army

The pen feels like an unknown instrument, awkward andย uncooperative, taking one back to kindergarten and learning to write again.

As the lines refuse to comply, I once more fall back on words – borrowed, this time – to convey the message, courtesy ofย Gustave Flaubert:

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction.

No, read in order to live.

2 comments on “An Army of Books

  1. Haitham Al-Sheeshany
    January 10, 2013

    “No, read in order to live”

    Love it!
    Booky-kites ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Layla
      January 10, 2013

      Yes – all the better to read to live, rather than draw: I wouldn’t last the winter otherwise ๐Ÿ˜€

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