Did you ever repose in your rocking chair on a Sunday morning before 9:00 with bright yellow leaves outside the window of a room covered in dishes and syllabi and race hungrily through the last couple hundred pages of a book because of how good it was? Today I did.
when every word burns and shines hard and clear and infinite and exact, like stones of fire, like points of stars in the dark--readings when the knowledge that we shall know the writing differently or better or satisfactorily, runs ahead of any capacity to say what we know, or how. In these readings, a sense that the text has appeared to be wholly new, never before seen, is followed, almost immediately, by the sense that it was always there, that we the readers, knew it was always there, and have always known it was as it was, though we have now for the first time recognised, become fully cognisant of, our knowledge."
--A.S. Byatt, Possession
(To everyone that has raised their hands in reader-friendship, thank you for your sweet words and camaraderie. Please accept this tingly bit of a book as a symbol of my love and affection. I hope it brings a lightness to your Monday that I know it will be bringing to mine.)