“Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again.”
-Louisa May Alcott
Written words have a magical power to transport us to places and times we could never otherwise go, or can never otherwise go again…
This is a photo of my grandparents’ farm, where I lived as a small child. Generations of us played on these “green and golden” 32 acres, this place imprinting itself on our souls; becoming a part of who we are and the narrative of our lives.
When I was first introduced to Dylan Thomas’ Fern Hill in a high school English class, you will easily understand the chord it struck in me. His words, written so many years before my life began, reverberate with me every time I read his immortal poem.
Books, poems, stories; what written words bring you back to your childhood?
Thank you for reading with me,