I am a travelling book who adores adventure. I am a brave and courageous soul who desires to live life fully in the now. Yet my journey has been short so far.
I entered the big wide world with her a few months ago when we left The Bookshop in Zurich together hand-in-hand. She handled me with care, devoured my pages and smiled at my words. And just when I was wondering if this was it, we set off by train to explore Paris. Oh, what a beautiful city. Buildings. Parks. Art. Culture. Lights. Bubbles! And magic! All as my words had captured them.
We returned to Hedingen together so that she could read all of my stories and finish each chapter. I knew that our journey together was almost over when she closed me for the last time. I wondered what would become of me now.
What would my fate be in life? Was I doomed to live out my days quietly on a bookshelf? Would I be gifted to a soulsister to read? Could I be donated to a library so lots of souls could enjoy me? Or heaven forbid, would I be discarded into the rubbish and cease to exist? Or, maybe, just maybe, I could hope that she would set me free to continue my explorations?
Thanks goodness! She chose set me free. We only have this moment and I so want to make the most of it. And she clearly understood that; and also felt that same desire to be free.
We hopped on a train to Zurich again (*see me on the train here*) and together we walked back to that bookstore. We sat for a moment on the bench outside and after writing a sweet note inside my cover, addressed to the lovely soul who would discover me and all my secrets, she gently placed me at the fountain (*and here I am at the fountain*) and said farewell. I had shade, water and fresh air, although it wasn’t a fountain full of roses.
Her soul was happy knowing that I would be inspiring another soul soon. And my heart was joyful as I had what I needed while I waited patiently for a lovely soul to pick me up. We were both excited about this little life experiment. I wonder where it will lead me next…
Travel safe dear book soul. You only get one soul. So live fully now.
Should you cross paths at any time with this book soul, Paris Revealed by Stephen Clarke with my note inside, please connect and share a little bit more of her journey with us here or on Instagram (#thistravellingbook #soulsistertravellingbook). I would love to know what happens next.
simply inspired, Delicia