“TIME AND SILENCE ARE THE MOST LUXURIOUS THINGS TODAY.”
This quote from Tom Ford feels so spot on, especially within the context of our recent transition from urban to suburban life. My weekends here in VA are so different: less narrative; more relaxing. In fact, one of my favorite hobbies is reading, something I didn’t do nearly enough of New York, and I’m delighted to being doing a substantial amount of it here in Virginia.
One of the 101 things on my list is to read at least one book per month. Reading for fun is something I’ve done from as early as I can remember and it relaxes me like nothing else. My choice for May was Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, the second of his books that I’ve read, and this month’s headliner is A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley. I’m right about two thirds of the way done, which means I’m reading it over breakfast, over lunch, and every spare second in between. That turning point in the story after which I just can’t put it down is everything.