The good look of a Sustaining Book
How do you find a Sustaining Book?
Just how does a Sustaining Book look?
When the world is quite low on Kindness and Wonder,
I just want a book to crawl under!
To Help and Comfort a Wedged Bear, or a Wedged Me,
I want words to distract, to sing, to please —
and words to look up to when things are so low.
I’ll carry Sustaining Books wherever I go.
A book can be sustaining the first time I read it —
I can tear through the chapters because I so need it.
Or else it’s sustaining because of things between covers
which I wouldn’t have had, if I’d have my druthers.
My Sustaining Books can be torn and taped up
or gently defended while others are used up.
It’s the ideas that matter — the fact that they get out
is much more to me than the covers that wear out.
So I don’t burn for Kindle, I say no to Nook —
just leave me in my chair; I have a good book.
Meet The Blogger
Margaret H. Laing
I moved to Chicago from the south suburbs in 1986. I have diverse interests, but I love writing about what I’m interested in. Whether it’s a personal interest or part of my career, the correct words to get the idea across are important to me. I love words and languages — French and Scottish words enrich my American English. My career has included years as a journalist and years working in museums, and the two phases were united by telling stories. I’m serious about words and stories. So here I am, ready to tell stories about words and their languages.
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