“So, where did you run off to this week?”
“Two cities in northern Italy; I didn’t want to come back. Have you got any places to go?”
“I’m afraid not… But you may re-read any of the old ones that you’d like.”
“Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big.”
I love this little conversation between Pere Robert and Belle. It just really represents what reading is for me and why I love it: reading is a way to escape, to go on a journey somewhere else, to feel like my world is bigger than it really is. When I run off to a new place through a book I, like Belle, don’t want to come back either. And so I just really like this brief four-line exchange they added.