Friday, August 9, 2019
The concise dream
Yesterday a reader's fantasy came upon me: What if every book I encountered was exactly the length of my interest in it? That could be a lovely little bit of magic. No more bogging down in the text. No more skimming or hanging in there, hoping it would get better. No more reading, bored, because I forgot how to stop. No more searching through book after book after book trying to find something I like. I would like everything.
But though I am a dreamer, I cannot but help ever bringing a realistic turn to all my dreams. And with that realism I understand that while there would be many, many books for me, most of them would be terribly short.
I'd still take it. It's only fair- to the precise length of my interest. It's how I write too.