Denzil from Life Sentences shared this blog post.” https://lifesentences.blog/2017/11/03/why-read/. It raised a very provocative question: Why Read? The blog he shared is a new blog by Hans De Keulenaer, https://hdkeulenaer.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/why-read/,
Why do you read? I have been reading since before I officially could read. (I have long thought that I could “read” books before going to school In reality, they may have been read to me so many times they were probably just memorized.) I read whenever I can. At one point, I even read the back of the Comet can in the bathroom because there was nothing else to read.
One good thing about the word read is that it is spelt the same in present and past tenses. Read (present tense pronounced like reed) is the same spelling as read (past tense pronounced as red). This is helpful for me since I think I am mixing the tenses in the second paragraph, but even I can’t really tell and I wrote the danged thing.
I asked my good friend and frequent blog commentator, Rolig Loon who is brilliant in so many areas, how to translate I read therefore I am into Latin.
Rolig has done her usual excellent job:
“I become what I read” >>> Ego lego quid fiet
“My life is an open book” >>> Librum apertum est anima mea
“I live because I read” >>> Vivo ego legitur
“Open book: open life” >>> Aperire librum, vita apertum
“As I read, my world grows” >>> Atque in legendo augetur mundi
And from Google Translator: Lego cogito ergo sum
Why do you read? Join in the conversation and share your take on why you read. You are the only one that can tell us why.