I love a tall, fat stack of books as autumn approaches. It’s the season of reading for me. The Goldfinch, Gideon, Deep Creek, and the Bible. I like reading in either morning or late afternoon light–outside or by a window. I love the transport of it and how you get into a different place, but I hardly allow myself the pleasure until recently. I used to be all about efficiency, hard work, and productive days. So who has time to read?
But as I accumulate more simple pleasures that sustain hard work long term, I realize that, like just roaming around in nature, reading is such a gift from the Lord.