How excited have you ever gotten over the purchase (when you actually walk into a book store and buy it) or arrival (ordered from Amazon or some other online seller) of a new book?
Months ago I pre-ordered this book:
and it arrived yesterday. After washing my hands and sanitizing them, I flipped through and read passages and looked at some of the art work, but for me to really sit down to read this book, I must first create a ceremony that goes like this...
I'm home alone, (no human sounds at all). I'm sitting in the comfy chair, the blinds are open and the day is bright. I'm wearing my favorite frumpy clothes and I'm drinking tea or wine depending on the time of day. One of my journals is close by to capture thoughts as I read and meditate on ideas and images. I'm in no rush to do anything...laundry is done, dinner prepared, and I'm not answering the telephone.
Do I need to tell you how often I have days like this? It will be awhile before I can savor this book...but I feel like the woman in the Kohler commercials who pulls a faucet out of her hand bag and says "design a kitchen around this". I want a day designed around this book.