When I was healthy I used to love to read. Favourite genres were biography, history and general non-fiction. As my eyesight got worse, and particularly since the stroke, abstaining has just become something I live with.
Recently I have found some books that I want to read, so have been making an effort. so last week I downloaded Kindle to my phone, and started reading a couple of books that I had before the stroke. Just going on screen size, my phone is not my favourite. But yesterday I downloaded their PC app and resumed a book about the Spanish Civil War. And the good news is that I was able to accomplish it. It is harder and slow-going, but I made progress.
As a youngster, I though that reading was the key to all sorts of knowledge, and it gave me such enjoyment. Even that bit older now, I’m rediscovering that joy again.