March 1, 2017

Comfort in Reading

Comfort in Reading

Today I've been thinking about these lines from Roald Dahl's Matilda:

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.

These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

This morning a friend reminded me to take time for self-care. For me, reading has always been a safe space. I remembered this quote and smiled thinking about the message Dahl wanted to give to his child readers. Matilda is such a lovely character and I hope recalling this passage brings someone else comfort today.

How do you practice self-care?

[Illustration by Quentin Blake.] 


1 comment :

  1. Sticking my nose in a book (and my face in a cookie) has always been my go-to for comfort.