So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Jolabokaflod, a Christmas tradition I can really get behind.
In Iceland they have a tradition of giving books for Christmas. On Christmas Eve they give each other books. Then they spend the evening reading and eating chocolate. What a wonderful way to spend the holiday. It sounds so mellow and civilized.
It sounds so low stress and pleasurable. Books are fairly inexpensive, so it doesn't break the bank either. Of course, Iceland has a literary tradition going back all the way to the Middle Ages.
Recently I read a statistic that only 30% of US adults read books. That seemed pretty low to me. Then someone pointed out that we tend to surround ourselves with people who love books. Fair enough. People who never read just aren't as interesting as those who do.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.