If you love to read or write then I highly suggest you take a few minutes to watch this animated short: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore”
The short begins with a terrible disaster. The entire town is left in shambles and words and letters seem to have vanished from the world. The towns people are at a loss for what to do and as despair sets in, the very color bleeds out of them. We see that they have no hope or imagination left in their lives. As the tale unfolds the townspeople are taught the curative power of story and we see how books return the favor to those who care for them.
I can still remember the first time I watched this animation, four years later I still find myself coming back to it. This short explains the joy of reading in such a magical and powerful way that I can’t even properly explain it. I watch this and I’m reminded of the joy I found when I opened my first book and truly entered a world filled with adventure, heroes, magic, battles and characters that became my closest friends. It reminded me of nights where I stayed up till 2 or 3 in the morning flying through chapters just to make sure my favorite character would end up okay. It reminded me of the time I threw “Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix” at the wall after Sirius Black died and I cried my eyes out. It reminded me how comforting books can be. But mostly it reminded me why I love to read.