Excerpt from the book “A Tale of Two Cities”

Politics, Race, and 7 Ways That Charles Dickens Was Both A Writer and A Prophet!

Carla D. Wilson Laskey

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Yes! I admit. I do love to write. For me, it’s one of life’s simple pleasures to sit back and observe things and then to use words to write something about what I’ve observed. Kinda like what I’m doing right now. And by the way. I do thank you for reading it.

Right along with me loving to write. I also love to read. As a matter of fact. It would probably be accurate to say that I read more than I write. And lately, I’ve been doing a whole lot of reading. Not so much the reading of hardback, paperback, and virtual books.Although at this very moment I have a stack of unfinished books on the table in one of my cozy reading spaces in our home.I also have a few partially read books on my beloved Kindle.

It is precisely because of this, that I have vowed not to purchase any more new books until I finish the ones that I’ve already accumulated. And yes. I honestly admit that for me this presents a bit of a challenge. Particularly since my curiosity and love of learning makes it very easy for me to become interested in a new book on a whim. However, so far I am holding steady and haven’t paid for any new books in a while. Note, the operative word is “paid” but I digress.

Anyway, so if I am not reading any new books (i.e. hardback, paperback, or virtual) then exactly from what other types of books am I doing all this reading you may be wondering? And the answer is; I’ve been doing a lot of reading from the human book variety type. In other words, I’ve been reading a lot of pages spoken directly from the mouths of other human beings.

Yes. People are living books. All of us. Every one of our lives tells a story. And although in the multitude of our created “isms” and “phobias”, some tend to believe that some stories are either more or less valued than others. The truth of the matter is. That when it comes to the living books (i.e. people). Every story has equal value and is significant in one way or another regardless of the reader's opinion. The bottom line is. All of our stories matter.

Recently (i.e. this morning actually) as I was reflecting on the content of so many of the human book stories I’ve been reading lately. The words from the classical historical novel “Tale of Two Cities” written by…

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Carla D. Wilson Laskey

Using words to inspire, motivate, and encourage us all to positively impact the world for the greater good of all! https://linktr.ee/CarlaDee