Rediscovering The Fulfillment Of Reading Again

I have started to read consistently again. This is a good thing. I am taking it slow though, reading at a pace that I am comfortable with – ten to twenty pages per day – before my siestas, before I sleep. It is not much but I feel productive already.

It is such a joy to hold an open book, the smell of pulp filling my nostrils as I glide my eyes through each and every sentence, allowing imageries to fill my mind. I had been a voracious reader, a long time ago. I guess as the years go buy, real-life issues took priority. I cannot even remember when I stopped reading just for the pleasure of it.

I regret the day I stopped. My life has been poorer for the lack of creative stimulation that could only come from reading. No wonder I was bored often. Now that I have gotten back into the rhythm again, there is a sense of fulfillment. And you know what? I feel less stupid already.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.