Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
For every year since 1991 I've kept a list of my personal Best Books of the Year.
Why, of all the things I started and forgot, have I continued this particular list-making? Why have I wanted to remember from year to year what I have read? A history of my mental development? A record of my changing obsessions? A celebration of literary freedom once teachers and professors and class requirements no longer directed my reading?
This is Your Brain on Music: the science of a human obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
Where the inhabitants read clouds and the flight of geese - real things. Don't always have to interpose a screen of black&white between themselves and actuality. Who speak face to face to each other. Whose stories are sounds and not sights.
But I know I could never live there, dependent as I am on dreaming other people's dreams after them.