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Book-colored glasses

July 1st, 2013

BY ANDI DIEHN

I envy the way my oldest son reads, stretched out on the living room couch, all of a sudden this year taking up most of three cushions. Watch his face: his lips move, his eyebrows raise and lower in drastic measures, he smiles, winces, gapes, and falls still all in a mere breath.

He practices the cliché – he devours books. But, even better, the books devour him.

l'engleI used to be the same way. When I was about ten a pen pal came to visit from all the way across the country and I didn’t notice her for a few days after discovering a copy of Madeleine L’Engle’s Meet the Austins in her suitcase.

“Want to go swimming?” she would ask. “Want to ride bikes? Want to watch TV?”

No. I was reading. I was busy becoming an Austin.

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