I have been astonished to read the savage comments on Facebook about the ‘mosque’ that is being planned a couple of blocks away from what is called ground zero of the 9/11 incident. What was apparently planned as a conciliatory gesture was turned into an insult by the spinners.
All my life has been associated with books. My mother taught me to read before I went to kindergarten. I was issued an adult library card when I was 8, not in America of course.
It is very hard for me to understand people who cannot or do not read. I cannot comprehend that 80% of American families last year didn’t buy a single book. Since anyone who can read has access to just about any information in the world I cannot understand the lack of curiosity of those who don’t read.