library lessons

i love the library.

i love that i can walk to it and i love that i can leave with an armload of books that i don't have to pay for. i love when i go with jeremy and we split off in different directions and meet up in the reading area, with the armchairs and the big windows, like old friends in a market comparing our goods.

there's something so lovely about the cycle of taking the books and then bringing the books back, pondering on all the homes and hands that will hold the books in their book lifetime.

like a lesson in letting go, you can't take out more until you've returned what you've taken. one at a time. or in my case, four novels and an audio book at a time.

go to the library! maybe one time we'll hold a book in common and both be part of its long and interesting history of secrets.

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