hula's post about the breathtaking beauty of books has inspired me this week. her lust for learning and reading and synthesizing words and knowledge into brave new ventures is contagious.
my mom, a teacher, always told me that you can learn to do anything by reading about it. I truly believe this. currently, I'm learning about change and risk and fear and courage. sure, I'm reading up. but also gathering stories and wisdom from friends and my own history. all of these words, written and spoken and lived and known, swirl around me in their sparkly goodness until they join and form into the next big step.