Books are My Friends

kinnon —  March 31, 2005 — Leave a comment

After writing my previous post and then further meandering the blogosphere, I was again struck by how many thought streams were running in the same direction. I wandered into our library to look for a great book called Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, only to discover it wasn’t there. We had obviously loaned it out to someone and they hadn’t given it back. Quelle domage!

That reminded me of the time I was looking through a friend’s library and discovered a number of interesting books. I asked him what he thought of them. "Oh, they’re really good," he said. I asked him whether I could read them. "Be my guest," he said graciously. "Thanks," I not so graciously replied, opening their covers to show him, "they’re mine!" And I found out later that he’d never read them (he wasn’t a reader, it turns out) but how he did enjoy having them on the shelves.

Imbi & I like to share our friends with others. Our good friend, Malcolm, once identified our primary gift as being similar to his – we are networkers. We get great pleasure in seeing the new relationships created by bringing different people together.

It’s the same with books. I love sharing my books with friends. I’d really just ask that you return them, if you don’t mind. And if you’re out there and reading this and you have my book, Synchronicity, let me know. I’d like it back, please.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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