During my summer holiday in July of this year, I managed to realize part of my personal goal: to fill myself with readings of interesting books.
After this summer break, I have concluded that reading eliminates egocentrism and invites reflection, empathy and understanding; it expands geographical horizons and also mental horizons.
A good book makes you want to live, you go to it like to the arms of a loved one, as soon as you can, running, looking for any moment to join with the book and share the intimacy.
The reading of books amplifies, revives and exercises meditation, it invites you to tranquility and gives you a certain happiness.
On one occasion I heard in a lecture that reading revives regions of our brain directly linked to memory, emotions, past experiences.
There is a book for each age, for each mood. I believe that the love of reading should accompany us throughout life, from childhood to old age.
The above is extracted/translated from a letter in the Spanish newspaper, El Pais, from Alberto Álvarez Pérez in Seville, published on August 29th 2018.