Have you ever had a moment of pure joy? A moment when all is right with the world, and time itself seems to still? For some this moment comes with falling in love (I know it did for me). It may come with the birth of a child or any other number of things. I had just such a moment the other day. I was eating lunch with my friend Jolee and as we dined on soup and sandwiches she casually asked me if I wanted to go check out a used book store that she knows of…DO I?!?!?! I give her a look of impish glee and asked her with great incredulity if she really even had to ask! After that was settled we returned to our lunch which for me was mostly a blur. All I could think about was the treasures that awaited me. I was like a kid who hurriedly ate all my chicken nuggets so that I could get to the toy in the bottom of my Happy Meal! Needless to say I was not disappointed. Entering this world of words was something akin to old world explorers discovering El Dorado (The City of Gold). Instead of gold, however, books were the awaiting treasure. After all…”not all treasure is silver and gold mate!” After an hour or so of browsing and finding book after book we each went our separate ways and and back to our respective lives.. This treasure trove will not be forgotten, however, and I anxiously await my next visit, for there waits a vast sea of stories just waiting to encapsulate one’s mind and transport them to lands as far away as Narnia!