As Friends of The National Year of Reading 2012, I’m delighted to see events being planned and carried out here in Australia to highlight the advancement of literacy.
Where would we be without the written word, and our ability to read and comprehend it?
Certainly, the easy spread of information depends on it: but more….
Isn’t reading one of life’s greatest pleasures? Do we not feel a profound sense of satisfaction at the end of a well-written, enthralling story? Don’t we feel that we are in contact with the thoughts and ideas of others, yet at the same time being stimulated to form our own opinions, and gain our own insights?
Isn’t there something to be said for reading, where one is actively engaged in the journey of discovery, against sitting back, watching and listening to television or cinema?
Hail The National Year of Reading 2012!