A Little World Lost In Time

Firstly a big thank you to Lexie for her great guest post while I was gone! And also a big thank you to you guys for being so lovely and welcoming :)

I hope you are all well? I know I haven't been around lately which bugs me a lot. The revision nightmares have started again which can only mean one thing: AS exams coming up! So yes, I am very, very nervous and more than a little stressed about it all, but I'm coping.

On holiday we visited this town and while exploring I stumbled across a tiny little book shop tucked right back from the street. Two long tables lined the outside of the shop, piled high with books and ladders propped up beside the door as make-shift bookshelves. Inside it was dark and a little musty- but the good kind, the cosy kind that makes you feel lost in time. Lost in the worlds trapped in the pages.

Inside the tiny shop bookshelves stretched high creating narrow walkways between them and books were piled on shelves, tables, on the floor, anywhere there was a space. Nobody spoke and yet in the silence I didn't feel alone, I felt peaceful, like the world had just stopped to rest for a moment, to catch it's breath before jumping back into the race.

I would have spent hours in there, running my fingers along the spines and whispering strange, discontinued titles under my breath and smiling to myself at other more familiar stories. But I knew I would have to leave, I had other adventures to follow out. I couldn't live my life in this little world lost in time. As calm and comforting as it was. And so I picked out a book and bought it from the friendly, softly-spoken owner and said goodbye.

What struck me about this place was the great joy that comes from the simple things. The tiny independent book shops, the calm silence, the obvious passion of the owner for his job. Recently I've been finding things difficult but the simple things like this remind me to look for the exciting in the mundane, for the hope in the difficult situations, for the beauty in life.

Bible Verse for today: Deuteronomy 31:8 
It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not take away his help from you or give you up: so have no fear. 

Kimmy x


Jessica said...

It truly is the simple things in life that bring joy.

And I LOVE that verse!

Kimmy said...

Me too! :)
Kimmy x