I want one.
Except, I never got one. Because some thought was nagging at me.
It wasn't until a few weeks ago while I was perusing through articles, that the thought struck me. I love art, I love watercolor, I think the artist is really cool, and I love books. So, what's the problem?!
I realized, what I yearned for was the the real, physical books to be represented in my home. I wanted to pick the book up and feel its heft. Feel the memories in reading it.
And, this makes sense. We all know reading is necessary to our everyday lives. We want our kids to read, we want to read more as adults. The first goal I hear from parents about their kid's reading is that they want their kids to be reading for enjoyment - to be transformed, to draw back the curtain and see the magic. And, to want to continue doing it on their own without prodding.
Having my favorite books on one shelf does this. It's all of my magic in one place.
These books are thoughtful pieces of my life. They weave my life together.
They make me reflect. They make me wonder. And, they make me happy when they are altogether. They make me want to read more.
For those of you wondering, one of these days I probably will get a poster made and I will definitely be getting some of those awesome book pins that Jane makes.
This week's tip is a thought exercise (and I will share my list tomorrow).