“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” Robertson Davies
I love to reread books.
Some of my favorite childhood stories take on new meaning as I mature. I don’t know how many times I have read To Kill a Mockingbird – as a young girl, teenager, young woman, mother. I’ve related to all the characters at different times in my life. Scout in the confusion of a young girl, Boo in times of shame and isolation, Atticus in making hard decisions, Tom in experiencing injustice.
Each stage of life that I navigate and each challenge in my own life that I face allows me to understand this story and its characters in deeper ways. That’s the mark of a good book.
Do you have a good book in your life?