January 10th, 2018
Do not let this title mislead you! I am not demanding your attention to necessarily read these exact words, but to read in general. Along with living more in the moment this year (Being Present), I am determined to improve my well-being by broadening my perspective with reading more each month. I hope to read two books a month and share a few thoughts of what I have learned from these books in the blogs to come. I encourage you to join me and read more too!
At the end of last year, I realized that in times of stress, I narrow my point of view. This results in restricting my observations of and openness to new ideas. To overcome these moments, I seek outside influence. Experiencing fine art is an amazing escape for me that supplies eye opening reflections of myself. There are no boundaries in fine art; it is limitless!
As with fine art, I find reading may unleash innovative thoughts and ideas. In my opinion, yet another form of fine art is writing. Every form of art offers new dimensions of ideas, places and emotions that help me better explore my day-to-day reality. By broadening my viewpoints with reading and writing, I not only strengthen my understanding, but I also look at my own reality in novel ways.
For many of you who know me or have visited my boutique, you understand that I surround myself with art. In fact, I do not consider my shelves to be decorated in “merchandise.” Luca’s Boutique’s shelves are graced with unique and distinctive pieces of world class fine art. Beautifully handcrafted, Italian leather and cashmere art adorn my entire shop.
I hope to read many books this year, covering a wide variety of topics and sharing my thoughts with all of you!
Do you have any book recommendations for me this year? Please suggest some that helped you understand life a bit better. I’d love to hear from you.