About MeHello. I don't have a ton to say, really.... I like books, tea, and chocolate. In the rain. Alone. I don't care if that sounds stupid, I'm serious; My ideal way to relax is to have slightly chilly weather with that kind of rain that's not pouring but not mist. I buy a new book from the Barnes and Nobles near Peet's Tea and Coffee (I get a cup of jasmine tea there). Tea and book in hand, I buy a chocolate bar.
Then I go sit in the park and read my book and drink my tea and eat my chocolate. I like that special kind of rain because nobody is ever out when the weather's like that, but its not too terrible for me to sit out in. (I bring an umbrella though.) I love it because the grey foggy feeling it puts over everything swallows up all the sound. No people. No noise. Just me, and this little center of warm, calm blankness that only a page of text and tea and chocolate all at the same time seem able to produce.
I only get to do this maybe five times a year. The perfect weather comes along not very much, and the odds of me having 15 dollars at that time are pretty low.
But when I get to do it, the feeling is worth it. I'm inspired, calm, ready to face the world, and I want to share the feeling with other people.
What makes me feel sad and confused about the world is that other people either never find the right way to get that feeling, or they find something close to it in televison. Television is mindless entertainment. It gives me a headache. Sometimes I want to scream because it seems like nobody can find the amazing escape available at your local library. Am I the only reader left? My friends read too, but I am considered a bookworm. Why? Because I read, read on a daily basis, simply for fun.
Do you do that?