I never felt like I was fading in your mind. I was never in your mind to begin with.
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.
— E.B. White (via ding-ang-bato)
I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can’t really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, ‘If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we’ll talk.’ All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don’t want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.
— Ray Bradbury (via ding-ang-bato)
The similarity between us and the forgotten Pangae is awfully fascinating. Just like Pangae, we were Connected. Intact. Close. Fused. Coalesced. But it was only for a fleeting moment. Because just like Pangae, we drifted apart. And it was inevitable.
She found clarity amidst the confusion.