Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Whispering your secret emotion

I have been in a reading frenzy as of late. Devouring one book after another, realizing there are not enough hours in the day, in a life time to read them all. I went on a book buying binge on Friday and dragged home enough to keep me happily content for awhile.

I found it necessary to drag out my World Atlas and find Borneo.

I read the most amazing description of a journey there, by two British adventurers. The time frame could have been last week, it could have been the 1800's.

It was the Butterflies that took my imagination by surprise. It was the brief description of one character looking over at the other, found him laid out in a hammock reading, covered in butterflies.

The image was technicolor in my mind.

I took out the Rand McNally road maps of North America, and traced my finger along the route from Ft. Wayne to ...anywhere close. Canada is above me, huge with possibilities.

I will not find my butterflies there, but it is close enough for an adventure.

Borneo will have to wait.

4 comments:

Nelle said...

Nothing can ever compare with reading a book and have your vivid imagination create the pictures in your mind. I am always disappointed when a book I have loved becomes a movie. I am just starting to read again myself. I have a pile of new books just calling me. I do need more hours in the day. Working and taking a course is using up most of my free time.

Lisa :-] said...

Everybody's settling down in to their winter reading. Alas, I have no time to read, and probably won't for the foreseeable future. Read a good one for me, will ya?

Cynthia said...

What an incredible image -- the friend in the hammock covered by butterflies. Atlases always make me want to hit the road to anywhere, just go and see what I discover. Happy Canadian thoughts and dreams.

Katharin S said...

"I found it necessary to drag out my World Atlas and find Borneo.

I read the most amazing description of a journey there, by two British adventurers. The time frame could have been last week, it could have been the 1800's."

Hi, I'm a student at Transylvania University in Lexington KY, and I'm taking an Anthropology course right now studying explorers. I'm working on a 20-30 page paper investigating the portrayal of the explorers and inhabitants of Borneo in boh fiction and nonfiction work. I was wondering if you could send me the title and author of the book you were reading. It sounds fantastically relevant!

My email is klshaw09@transy.edu