Fantasy realms

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For most of my childhood, I was completely enthralled by books.

So wrapped up in the story unfolding in the pages between my hands as it filtered into my imagination, that I would gladly sacrifice food and sleep.

That hasn’t changed much as an adult. I still lose myself in books, and emerge rested and relaxed. Ready to take on the world again.

But seeing this young girl sitting in the aisle of the local library – so eager to start reading a book that she couldn’t wait to find a chair to sit in or remove her backpack, so reluctant to move away from  the columns of books and the magical stories they encased – stopped me in my tracks.

In our childhood we explore fantasy realms in our minds through books.

As adults, the best of us try to replicate the enchantment and create a better world for ourselves and those around us.

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