A Rationale for Slow Reading

Geoffrey O'Brien. The Browser's Ecstasy: A Meditation on Reading.

He measures his life by sentences and chapters. He comes to feel that just as any moment of life contains the whole of it, any of these books is the whole library, any sentence the whole book. This realization affords him enormous relief. To allow himself to be lost in this reading is his salvation.

I like how the prose shifts from a contemplation of a moment containing a life to a part being a larger whole.

And so for day 234