"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show is what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die."
It felt like we didn't accomplish anything with our weekend. But then, while he napped, I read, and when he woke up he smiled and said, "This is the best day." And suddenly, in a way, it was.