Wendell Berry

Reading for Dark Days

I’ve recently experienced a loss in my family, and I notice that I’m having a lot of difficulty reading full length novels.  It’s hard for me to concentrate for longer stretches of time, and I find myself having to re-read passages to piece together how characters connect or how plot is progressing.  I’ve left a lot of books abandoned this month—sad piles with bookmarks at page 180, page 50, even page 10.  These temporarily under-appreciated books are ones I will come back to, but not now.  Fortunate