But then there is home and BH and Scout and calm. And I settle right in to the recliner letting the cares slip away. There will be time for that later. Right now, it is time to talk to BH and Scout. Thankfully, BH is much better at making conversation. And then there is even time for some reading. I have read a bit about the health benefits of reading lately.
I think there i a lot of truth here. Reading has remarkable effects on me. I laugh (I was guffawing all the way home yesterday as I listened to a new audiobook). I cry (so many books lately have been those books that should come with Kleenex tucked inside). I get angry (irrational hate=red of characters in books who hurt the protagonist).
So when I am having a chicken kind of day, I reassert my humanity through books.