When things are getting me down I take refuge in books, Others find solace in music or booze or drugs – for me it is a good read. I can get away from my current problems, worries and fears and lose myself in a good book. Thinking about it, it doesn’t even have to be a particularly good book. Sometimes I just pick up something I’ve read many times, open it at random and READ. It works. Temporary forgetfulness and I when I put my book down, my problems may not be solved but at least they are diminished.