Books are lighthouses in a sea of facts.
They are the force that drives the tides of change.
Books are the bait, that silently attracts
The minds that see the wonder in the strange.
A lens to bring the distant marvels near,
A boon companion in the darkest night;
A book can teach you, so you do not fear,
For the unknown can cause the greatest fright.
Books hold the records of our storied past,
Tales of the faith and failures of mankind;
Stories of science, love, and hate amassed,
And all the magic, born of human mind.
They are the wind which sets the spirit free,
And the very heart of humanity.
I love books: hardcover, paperback, audio, and ebooks -- they have been my companions, teachers, and sources of solace since I first opened a cover to read. A book is my passport to otherwhere and otherwhen.