“We are so distracted by and engulfed by the technologies we’ve created, and by the constant barrage of so-called information that comes our way, that more than ever to immerse yourself in an involving book seems socially useful… The place of stillness that you have to go to to write, but also to read seriously, is the point where you can actually make responsible decisions, where you can actually engage productively with an otherwise scary and unmanageable world.”—
The irony of posting this quote on a blog is not lost on me. But regardless, I do need to read more. I’ve fallen out of the habit as of late. A quiet place conducive to responsible decisions sounds really appealing right now.