Thursday, July 21, 2011
Keep it Simple
Our community is now without a bookstore.
I feel dumber already.
Browsing through the titles, sitting down on the floor in front of the shelf with the intent of leafing through a book only to be there hours later, completely engrossed in it. The conversations with strangers, the coffee that tries to be good, the cookies that look good but are not(but we occasionally buy them anyway), the recommendations the guy at the cash register always offers. Where will I get all that now? Where will my whole community get all that? It is so much more than it appears. This will force me to start using the Library again. And I am sure I will have more money in my pocket since I won't be buying, just borrowing. But it just won't be the same. I can't talk in a normal voice and truthfully, the Librarian here isn't so nice. And they don't allow food and beverages...unless you are a toddler attending story hour.
So in my yearning for what was, I soothe myself temporarily by making jewelry. I decided to keep it simple. As simple as opening a book.