After work yesterday, bored and tired, I get into a matatu waiting to finally get home and fall into deep sleep(it is that hectic). Then when we were just about to get to our destination, this lady who was to alight on the way comes from the back to the seat adjacent to mine. What got me startled was that she had a book in her hand, and as Kenyans will probably tell you our matatus at night are a buzz with multiple colored lights. That whole time I had been staring up at this yellow lights and at the back of the matatu there were purple or some other colored light. I sat wondering can you really read a book with this lights!!!
As my surprise subsided, I finally got to get a look at the title of her book, “REPAIR of DAMAGED EMOTIONS” at that instant it hit me on the title of the books we read. Truly, the books we read are a somewhat reflection of the points we are in our lives and the things we are going through.
Just think of it….The title of the book you have in your hand. What does it say about you. Currently, I am reading the book by Robin Sharma on leadership, so you can judge for yourself at what point in my life I am in. With the many failed relationships, broken marriages, scarred and bruised emotions and all that, I think people have finally discovered the power of a good read. What they are yet to figure out is that that same title betrays them.
As we all read the back cover after that enlightening read and put that book on our shelves to gather dust, the most pressing question is whether we have found the answers we were looking for when we picked up that book because of its title. Those looking for remedies to their broken marriages and relationships, do they fix them after reading that book? Those looking to be better at whatever they do? Those seeking to get a better understanding of the supreme being?? These are some of the pressing questions I am yet to find answers to. So next time you pick up a book to read, remember to mind its title.