Quote about dating a girl who reads
Would you be willing to seduce her with talks about Proust until she is weak in the knees and drops her clothes to the ground? And yet, there is nobody else you’d want to live your life with, for she makes mundane magical and makes 20,000 forgettable Fridays seem ‘a-not-so-tradeable-for-20000-terrific-Thursdays! Even if she is a challenge A girl who reads is built of layers – and you’d have to prod and peep and poke your way through the words of geniuses, poets, philosophers, playwrights, and novelists to find the ground on which she had first sown the seeds!’ Coz when you date a girl who reads, you get a LIFE brimming with a million colors – one in which you’d want to walk the winters of your age with her whilst she recites Keats to paint that smile on your lips that she loves all too well. Will you be willing to take on the challenge that is her and be driven to form the bond you always wanted whilst she waits at home, with a Faulkner on her chest and her spectacles pushed up to her head, sleeping on the couch?And I'm not just talking about a woman on a kindle.I'm talking about a girl with stacks of hardbacks, first editions and stolen library books.You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. 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. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable.She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. 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. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. Date a girl who spends her money not only on a single, definite collection or passion like “clothes only” or “books alone” but on a variety of things—-from a quirky shirt made by 4-6 year old children at a local orphanage, a lavender scarf woven by a mother of eight who has been a widow since half of her kids were able to understand that their father will never come back, a spur-of-the-moment trip to a far flung island whose caves are said to be haunted by a sea nymph, a 5 o’clock am breakfast in a 50-year old Chinese restaurant on a dusty corner on a downtown boulevard which serves the best fried rice… And notice that every time she spends, what she buys are not only the items or the experience but also the tiny details and countless stories of lives and experiences that she can weave perfectly into words. You know that she does because she carries around with her a handy notepad with torn papers and stick-on notes inserted in between its pages, and these are filled with random writings, often unfinished, jotted down poems, half-finished essays, a what seems to be a first sentence of a supposed to be short story, a quotation from a book, or simply just a word that evokes a lot of meaning..Would you take a chance with the girl who’d insist that you arrange books by name? She will take you to fascinating worlds she reads of, weave you into her work through conceits that shall make you smile so hard that you’d wonder why your heart does not burst from all the joy that she continues pouring into your already-full heart!
She will just be as excited about the proposal you make to her when she is lying sick but insists on being up to finish Vonnegut, as she’d be about the one that you make fifty years after she’d said YES, by going down on your arthritic knee and sliding a ring on her wrinkled finger!
Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes.
She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day.
Will you accept the life of passion, presence, and clarity although you might question the clarity quite a bit when returning home to a discussion about syntax may baffle you? She isn’t afraid of failure Date a girl who reads for she isn’t afraid to fail or even be failed.
Will you be willing to immerse yourself in the fantastical world of wonder, brimming with meaning? Because she knows that all failures build up to a climax and some, even chart their course to a sequel. She does not expect you to sweep her off her feet A girl who reads is able to find the magical in the mundane.