all you ever do, they said, is sit with your nose in a book.
And I laughed.
Because darling, I said, how very wrong you are.
Today, I sat in my armchair
And battled a dragon atop a rocky mountain.
I had tea with the Mad Hatter
And I saved an entire kingdom with nothing but a sword and a spell.
I flew through the sky as though I had wings.
And took a swim on the riverbed with mermaids.
No you didn't, they said, you just read a book.
I read a book.
And it was a wonderful adventure.