An Atlas published as part of "The Modern World Encylopedia" in 1935 (I have the whole set...I know, I know...enough encyclopedias woman!) Being Pre WW2 it should be interesting. I wish I could translate the smell of this book when it's opened into words. You can literally inhale the ink on the pages after years of presumably sitting closed and untouched. A glass of wine to add to the ambience and I'm all set.
The reason why I'm so keen to read tonight is that I want to avoid the television. I need to focus on being positive in my prayers for the people affected by the floods and being that my girls are asking whether the floods will "get us" I think some time away from the visual chaos and devastation is in order, for the time being anyhow. I hope this doesn't sound as though I'm "switching off " from the floods.....Far from it. This is going to be a long and arduous battle for all Australians to bring Queensland back to it's feet. I just don't feel as though I can see anymore heartbreaking footage. Both Amelia and Haidee found the images they saw on television this morning quite frightening. I can't begin to imagine what it's like for all the other little ones who have been exposed to the horror of the floods. I wish I could click my fingers and bring them all down to my place where its safe.
I think we all need to pray with a loving heart for Queensland. They need all they can get.
Take care of yourselves and each other :)