"If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at two a.m. clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet.You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads." XO
-By Rosemarie Urquico