A couple of days ago, while browsing Twitter, I stumbled upon three books whose covers and titles got me immediately interested.
I won’t write about the covers. Nor about the titles themselves. But about the words in the titles.
I came to a realization that there are some dozen words to which I am unreservedly, invariably drawn to. They pull me like gravity.. Have I caught but a glimpse of one of these words in the title of some book I am immediately there, reaching for it, picking it up, without exception.
BOOK. SEA. ISLAND. WIND. WINTER. SNOW. DEATH. GARDEN. FOREST. NORTH. ICE. LAKE. MOON.
Writing these words down and seeing them one besides the other I get a strange feeling I can not exactly express. Because I am not sure I know what the feeling is.
I am looking at my affinity towards the coldness. This affinity is absolutely not a surprise – I have known about it, of course. Still, seeing it black on white is like looking at myself from the outside; which again, is not something new – I see myself this way very often, if not always. But, something is different. Like, these are the outlines of my being. A sketch of a character. I have no idea… I am just throwing the words out, therefore I will stop.
Also, thinking further about the words I am drawn to, I realized there are some names of the colors that would interest me in a title more than others – BLACK. BLUE. WHITE.
Then, I also have an inclination towards the names of certain months – NOVEMBER. MARCH. APRIL. MAY. It is highly unlikely I would feel compelled to immediately reach for a book with February in the title.
Then, certain animals – BEAR. WOLF. FOX. SERPENT. HEDGEHOG. WHALE. EAGLE. SEAGULL. OWL.
I definitely need to do some more thinking on this subject.
In any case, it was an interesting thought, fun to ponder.. and it would only be right to make a note of the books that inspired this little list. Looking very much forward to reading: