This unsourced quote has been making the rounds, and a friend on Facebook as distinguished from “a Facebook friend” posted it. I figure the least I can do is pass it on.
There are two people you’ll meet in your life. One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest. The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most.
You will meet these two people; it is a given. It is the third that you’ll never see coming. That one person who not only finishes your sentences, but keeps the book.
Maybe the reason this isn’t sourced is that no one will admit to using “peak” instead of “pique.”
Still, my own life is based on the library model: I am occasionally checked out, but never for more than two weeks.