I’m a cereal reader myself and no, that’s not a typo since I sneak in a chapter or two over my oatmeal in the morning, considering it multitasking.
When people say, other than social media, they never read, I’m unusually speechless. It also explains why they have so little to say.
Reading gives you something to talk about. Being able to share what you’ve read can make you the life of the party.
I’m pleased to say, my rants on history have ignited it in others. It happened recently with a new book that’s out about Eleanor Roosevelt, the story about her refusing to participate in segregation while on a lecture tour down south. When she saw blacks and whites separated, she took her chair and sat in the center of the aisle to make her point. It was big back then, to defy Jim Crow, but Mrs. R. held her ground, and when advised not to drive alone afterwards, got in her car and drove off.
The woman I told this to who tends to be shy about standing up for herself, grew two feet, Eleanor inspiring from the ether. She also went out and bought the book.
Reading doesn’t just enlighten you, but all those you share it with.
They found angry letters in Lincoln’s desk drawer after he died, he never sent. I made a guy in AA laugh when saying…see, Abe had restraint of pen and tongue, a big 12 Step principle.
If American history isn’t your thing, how bout some Hollywood lore, like men were hesitant to date Elizabeth Taylor for fear she’d insist they marry her.
Both of Audrey Hepburn’s husbands, cheated on her.
Ethan Hawk fooled around on Uma.
Two of the most beautiful women the world has ever known had shits for partners.
How bout a book on how to lower your cholesterol? Cut back on your added sugar, starting with those protein bars you think are so healthy.
No? Would Feng Shui interest you? How you shouldn’t have your TV in the bedroom, or shoes lined up by the front door since, they disturb your Chi.
I don’t know about you, but if someone told me my mojo would improve by putting my sneaks in the closet, well, I just might want to know them better.
I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves.
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