Friday, October 06, 2006

Saving the world with books, not candy


Big news here: I went the entire day yesterday without eating a single piece of candy.

Not even a drop of sugar in my tea, people. This is huge.

How’d it happen? Well, by accident, of course. I’m in Frankfurt for the Frankfurt Book Fair, where yesterday we launched a project that I’ve been working on for the past few months—The Literacy Project—to promote literacy and reading around the world. And you see, between getting lost in the labyrinthine halls of the Frankfurt Book Fair while trying to get to the press conference, and trying to correctly pronounce “literacy” in Spanish—which always ties me up—I was so busy that I had no time to stop and eat candy. None at all.

One interpretation: when one does good one forgets about one’s addictions
Another interpretation: there are only so many good things that can exist in one’s life, and if one concentrates too much on one good thing (like helping people read), then the other good could get neglected—which could be very bad for one’s mental health.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doing good and taking a break from sugar on the same day!! A mother (or Martha Stewart) would declare it a GOOD THING!