“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” ~Joyce Carol Oates (https://www.writerswrite.co.za/the-30-best-quotes-on-books-and-reading/)
Wow. What a privilege it is to step inside another’s thoughts. Especially, since, usually, their work is copiously edited to fully engage us.
I hope you have found the Pandemic an opportunity to read more frequently. I think that by inhabiting the mind of another our lives become richer. We discover how much we share in this life. We can fill our thoughts with other historical periods, places, and perspectives.
We feel a little more of what it means to be human. May God bless those literary choices for you.