I think it all comes back to my sudden job of reading picture books. Picture books are pretty amazing. So, as about 99% of my friends know, I am going back to school to get a masters in library science. Thankfully within my first week or so of officially being in the masters program I was blessed with an internship at a nearby library where pretty much all I do is read stories to children.
It. Is. The. Best.
My fellow intern and I have yet to start the actual reading to kids part, but we have been observing and learning and reading picture books and my heart just feels like it has expanded ten-fold watching these kids be soooo enthusiastic and getting into the books and the adults getting really into it too and it's just- gah! I can't go on, it is too much.
So this brings us to this song:
I heard it a few days ago, and then heard it again the other evening at my store and I was a goner. And this video too, it just sums up everything I need right now. The beauty in the paintings. Gus Van Sant's voice. It is absolutely stunning to me.
Which brings me back to picture books. For my internship I have to sit down at least a few times a week and just browse through picture books and read them and toy with the words and emotions and just pretty much immerse myself in the book. Having to slow down and read these books has made me realize how much I have been letting glide past me lately-- shows, books, moments-- recently I have been in it for the quantity vs. the quality. So, I'm pretty excited about this whole picture book gig I have going on. And life. Life is pretty neat!
I would like to say, for the record as I am typing this I have Geek Charming playing on the TV.