Before you even start, I know. This is supposed to be a photography blog. I should be talking about depth of field and aperture and showing off some of the latest photos. We’ll get back to that soon enough.
This time, I wanted to do something a little different. Every once and awhile, you can read a book that you just love – one that you think you can read over and over again. It’s hard to put a finger on what makes a book have an impact on us, but some certainly do. For the first time in a long time, I found that book. Granted I don’t get to do nearly as much recreational reading as I would like, but that’s hardly the point. In fact, it would have been hugely disappointing if I finally found time for a book and it was a stinker.
I have no intention of this being a book review. I’m hardly qualified for that. Hell, I’m hardly qualified to write this blog, but from someone who is so wrapped up in the visual, anytime a book comes along that stops me in my tracks it’s probably worth noting. The book is “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. It tells the story of a tribe of super athletes and runners living in the Copper Canyons of Mexico. The book also poses an interesting evolutionary questions about if the human race was actually born to run. The story was perfect for me. It might not be perfect for you. I’m sure you have other books that you love and go back to. Right now, this is mine. I think I had gotten so wrapped up in the everyday grind that I had forgotten how great that perfect book can be. It was a reminder that every once in awhile, I need to slow down and enjoy a story.
If only this book had some pictures it would have been perfect.