In the moment

momentSunsets are sooo beautiful that I want to freeze time and stay in the moment. It’s hard to describe the feeling I have when I witness a sunset. The world is a cruel and dark place, but beautiful sunsets, lunar eclipses, lovely summer days, and the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind, all put me at ease. Thank goodness there are books that can do the same thing!

I’ve read a lot of books, but all of them aren’t books I’d put on my “favorite books shelf” (I actually have one on Goodreads). The books that stick out to me have moments that make me want to just stay on that one page, because something bad might happen to the characters once I turn the page. Maybe it’s just me, more than likely it’s not, but books with amazing moments are endearing to me. One book that has one of these moments for me is the “Ruins of Gorlan,” the first book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

Will, the main character in the whole Ranger’s Apprentice series, is an orphan who dreamed of being a knight, unfortunately this honor was not to be, and he became a Ranger’s Apprentice instead. At the end of the book, Will’s master: Halt, tells him about Will’s father who wasn’t a knight, but was braver than any knight. You see, Will’s father saved Halt’s life at the cost of his own life, something Will himself did in turn for Halt. When I read this part of the book, I almost cried, it was such a beautiful moment.

That’s just one example out of numerous others, but hopefully you see my point. Scenes in nature, and amazing books, can help us live on in a cruel world. Enjoying the moments of our favorite book characters can help us to enjoy each precious moment we get in life. If this isn’t a good reason to start reading, I’m not sure what is, but if you’re not into reading, consider doing so, you might catch yourself being in the moment.



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