It made me think about being able to read, and how life would be if you couldn't, and all the things I have read, in the last few days, starting with that short story
- Red Herrings - the magazine of the Crime Writer's Association
- Part of the Waitrose Food magazine, the Boots Health and Beauty magazine, The Garden - which is the monthly magazine from the Royal Horticultural Society and The Romance Writers' Report, which is the magazine of the Romance Writers' of America.
- Various sell by dates on items in the fridge and the instructions on the chicken I cooked yesterday.
- The train information screen at the station
- About 150 e-mails, and who knows how many tweets and F/B and blog posts
- Screeds of my handwritten notes about Cardiff in World War Two
- The first few pages of what I hope will be the Christmas Novella - (just started to transfer it to type)
- The side of the soya milk carton to confirm that yes, I had inadvertently picked the sweetened kind
- About half of Tessa Dare's Do You Want To Start a Scandal?
- The local free newspaper
- Various party political literature for the up coming local elections, junk mail , my bank statement and credit card bill. 'I owe you how much?'
The list could go on.
The power to be able to read, and it is a power.
Something to be grateful for.