This crossed my mind this morning as I opened a book that I had read some years ago and the bookmark fell out.
Many people say that re-reading a book can transport you back to a time or place, reminding you of the emotions of where you were at that time, it absolutely does, a bit like hearing a piece of music. What I find also increases those feelings are the bookmarks. Stay with me….
I rarely buy bookmarks, instead I pick up a postcard or maybe a business card, leaflet or picture from where I am when I need to keep my page, so when I go back to that book as I did this morning the feeling of sitting outside a coffee shop in Thailand, drinking iced coffee and feeling the sun on my back is real again, all because I’d used my train ticket to keep my page and once I’d got off the train I headed for a lovely little coffee shop overlooking the railway station. It’s an added bonus to my day. In fact I may just go and check out some of my other old books and take a trip this afternoon. All from my own sofa.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.