It was a long day today. I probably won’t write more than this little post to keep the streak going since the beginning of the year and try to catch up tomorrow. The one highlight of the day was going to a bookstore and a conversation with my daughter about the smell of a book store.
Bookstores are probably one of my favorite places to be. On two occasions I have had the perfect day in the bookstore. That amounts to going in getting a large cup of hot chocolate, browsing and then sitting down in a chair reading the first few of chapters of about twenty books and then taking the three best home with me. This was not one of those days, but it did strike me that me and my daughter like bookstores for the same reason – the smell.
There is something about the combination of the smell of book paper, the smell of coffee ( I don’t drink it but love the smell) and the smell of new and old together that all combine in a bookstore in such a way that it just relaxes you. That combined with reading is a pretty winning combination for me. Oddly my daughter thinks the same but then again of all my children we are the most alike in personality. It wasn’t a long time in the bookstore today but the smell made the trip more worthwhile.
Blessings and Cheers!!!