Christina Aguilera sang that in her song Beautiful. Those lyrics came to mind when I was feeling down and sick last week when I was hit with yet another health issue. Breast cellulitis and MRSA. I found I could escape my life by devouring words in the books on my Kindle. It made what I was going through more bearable. And then without distractions, kept in solitary because of the MRSA, I could write to my heart's content. Words saved me. We take being able to read and write for granted. There are still many in this world who have not had the luxury of being able to go to school to learn to read and write. For them there is no escape from their lives. They can't rely on words to take them away to a different place. How sad is that?
When life is giving you lemons, forget about making lemonade. Grab a book and read. Escape.