in seventh grade, i had no friends and spent every lunch in the library, reading books. i read at least one book a week. and not like stupid books, significant pieces of literature. don't feel sorry for me because i was a loser...i kind of think that those lonely lunches made me smart and helped me built character.
there is something about reading that ignites my mind. i feel more connected with my thoughts and myself and the world. maybe i feel more connected to humanity. just the other day i spend a good hour reading about j.k. rowling. i wonder if she really knows how many lives she has shaped and how many people her characters are heroes to. harry potter taught me to be good and brave and honorable in ways that i'm not sure anything else could have. words are powerful.