My love language is not gifts. I appreciate them when I get them, but I do not feel any less loved if I don't receive a gift. I do, however, get quite excited when I receive a package in the mail. There is something childlike-and-wonderful about receiving mail -- no, not email (although I appreciate personal email too), but actual mail.
Just now a package came for me. I had a very good idea of its contents, yet I couldn't keep myself from getting excited at the mere thought of it. It happened to be books that I had ordered through Amazon a few weeks back. Now, of course, new books are reason enough to get me all fluttery with excitement.
My three new books are all on martial arts (philosophy):
- Herding the Ox: The Martial Arts as Moral Metaphor by John J. Donohue
- On the Warrior's Path: Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology by Daniele Bolelli
- Muye Dobo Tongji: The Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts of Ancient Korea, translated by Sang H. Kim
I cannot wait to start reading them . . . although I'm currently busy rereading another excellent martial art book so the suspense will have to continue a little longer. Aahh!!!