I like to read children’s picture book Christmas stories.
I like to go to other people’s homes and read to other families too.
Once I was asked why.
I used to give a really thoughtful answer but it never ever felt right.
Then I realized why, besides liking to.
I do it to create a pause.
I do it because it slows down life.
I do it because I can share something.
I do it because it is quiet and slow and meaningful.
I do it because I get to look closely into children’s faces.
I sometimes get a snuggle.
We spend so much time piling on to our lives.
What we need is to spend time creating more pauses.