Monday, April 9, 2012

H: Haven

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A good book is a haven from the world. Whether it's to explore or to escape, reading a book is like being in heaven. 


Heaven:


  • noun - the abode of God and the angels




  • noun - any place of complete bliss and delight and peace




  • Haven:

  • noun:   a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary



  • noun:   a sheltered port where ships handle cargo




  • Sanctuary:
  • noun:   a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept



  • noun:   a shelter from danger or hardship




  • See the similarities? I never really thought of a book as a shelter before, but I guess they can shelter us from our own insecurities, or even open ourselves up to them. What a quandary!


    What do you think? How do you view books? A haven or something else?

    7 comments:

    1. Books have often been my haven! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge blogs this month.

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    2. Definitely a haven, also a fund, an adventure, an escape, a rest, a way to enthuse... oh, the list is endless, as are books!

      I'm also a children's writer - if you are interested, I'm leaving you my A-Z link as blogger
      always identifies me as my shared blog with other poets - my A-Z is this one: http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    3. books are a writer's haven for sure:)

      Great A-Z post!
      Nutschell
      www.thewritingnut.com

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    4. Books do offer a bit of bliss and some escape from the norm.

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    5. Books are most definitely a haven - and and escape

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    6. Christie,
      To me, the only book that is a true haven is the Bible. All other books are merely an escape or break from life.

      Neat question.

      The Write Soil
      1st Writes

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