So today I went to the book-store. There is just something about being surrounded by an array of colorful, brand-spanking new books. Lined up in rows. That makes you feel like wow...there's so much in this world that I can learn, love and be excited by! I love going to the bookstore.
I had to use the bathroom - and made a bee-line towards the back. Where you will see a seemingly endless lit-up wall, adorned with endless magazines. With great topics like: ART, FASHION, TRAVEL, HOME, COOKING, and more.
I purused through the books and found one called HOME. I love watching HGTV and in my spare time I day-dream that I could actaully be an interior designer, or a beautiful home maker.
Owning a home is high up there on my hubby and mines to do list. But we've decided when we get a HOME it will be THE HOME.
As I opened this luxury book of home designs/plans and photography I was TAKEN AWAY.
As I flipped through each colorful page, I could just imagine myself pulling up to my home. Entertaining guests in the open concept kitchen, while talking to my friends sipping mimosas on my couch. I could imagine my little baby jumping in the beautiful inifinity edge pool.
And I started dreaming about where I would want to live, & what kind of land I would want to purchase to put this beautiful dream home.
I wrote down serveral names of plans to look up later online.
But I just got home and looked them up online and......whomp whomp.
Seriously. I'm browsing the internet and seeing these homes, but it is INFORMATION OVERLOAD.
Where in print, each page was a mystery and exciting! I couldn't WAIT to turn the next page. But online - I can get to anything in a click of a button. And nothing really stood out.
I even saw homes that I saw in the magazine...and still....they didn't caught my attention like flipping the page and landing on this Magonila Dream Oasis cottage.
Moral of the Story is - it is such an INDESCRIABLE experience being about to touch, feel, smell, something. And that is the power of print. It takes you out of your world for right now, and completely ENGULFS you in the beauty of the moment. Of what you're viewing.
Digital is definitely neccessary - for archival purposes. Like if I needed to get to something ASAP. And it's nice to share with others all over the world.
But to hold, to cherish. To pull out when the friends come over. To show your child how they make the same face at 3 that they do now at 13. To have strangers visit & see your wall galleries filled with love (and secretly think that you are a model/celebrity).
For those moments and experienes