Reading out loud to another is a beautiful way to connect. We often do this with small children reading a story at bedtime. Try this practice with someone older - maybe a significant other, a teen or young adult, or your spouse. You can start with each of you reading a chapter - learning and connecting in a poetic, mindful way. Through words, we connect our minds. But through emotions, brought upon by the reading, we nurture the soul. Be mindful and give yourself and another the gift of reading together.