The Internet is a useful place. We can find many things there. But it’s not the place to find meaning. It isn’t where we fall in love in a lightning storm. And we might search forever for forgiveness.
In this digital age, books reaffirm our need for connection. They remind us of our vulnerability but also of the reality that we are not alone. Our most indelible characters struggle and sometimes fail, but they also discover small, brilliant windows of light – often in the form of another human being. They come to realize that every moment holds a second chance. A chance to be kinder. To be brave. To love, despite inevitable loss.
Their journeys evoke the transcendence that is possible when we make the effort to really connect. No wires, no memes, zero grumpy cats. A little awkwardness, but so much more.