Monday, January 30, 2012

Our Love of Books

Anyone who reads a lot becomes a lover of books. Some of us become surrounded by books and those books are like old friends. My Beloved and I have a huge amount of books, probably enough to start a small town library scattered in many of the rooms of our house. And I'm collecting more in my Nook because there is literally no more room in my house.

And give away my books? Sell them to a dealer or Half Price Books? Do we sell our children? Oh no. There are so many memories tied up in the books in my home. I can pick up a book and the memory of reading that book can come back, when I bought it, when I read it and it reminds me of the emotions of the time. Even the vast history book collection has that feeling for me.

I picked this video off of Facebook. One of my friends who loves books posted it. I watched it and it touched me to the point I want to share it. This is one of the animated short films nominated for the 84th Academy Awards and I can see why. And yes, they did pay homage to several people and events in it if things start feeling familiar to you.

Watch this and see if it touches your heart like it did mine. Enjoy!

The fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Falls County,
    Interesting film. You know with me you are preching to the choir where books are concerned. Saddly a great number of mine are packed away at the moment and it is driving me nuts.

    If you havn't read them, try the Dresden series by Jim Butcher. Please don't form your openion based on the TV show. Remember the Jon Sable freelance TV show? Same deal, only I believe folks who worked on Dresden may have been allowed to read one (only one - their choice - of the books).

    Keep up the good work.