After I wrote the last post about Notes From a Blue Bike, I realized how long it has been since I held a REAL book in my hands. This stirred up in me a desire to read a piece of classic literature. I can't bring myself to read a classic in any other form than a book that can be held in my hands and that I can feel the paper as I turn the pages.
Since I am also in the midst of teaching a Monday night Bible Study at church, I don't have a lot of extra time on my hands. Perhaps it is the fact that Jim has been watching a lot of 'Black Sails' while waiting on the return of 'Game of Thrones'...but for whatever reason, I craved a pirate adventure. So, I picked up "Treasure Island" at Barnes & Noble on my way home that afternoon.
I found quite a bit of myself in Jim Hawkins. Jumping without thinking (and thankful that it often works out somehow.) Desirous to be honest even in the worst of circumstances. And perhaps even a bit too easily swayed from our gut feelings about people at times (but boy do we learn our lesson when the truth comes out).
Bonus points in that now I understand where many of the pirate adventure movies get their premise.
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