Monday, June 09, 2014

derangement

"...one wants a room with no view so memory can dance with imagination in the dark."  
Annie Dillard


And if writing from inside the trunk of a car will get you a line like that, lock me in. I may write that on the inside of my left arm with a black Sharpie and pretend it's a tattoo.

After spending the entire day cleaning things that may have never been cleaned, I was sitting in my office wondering what to do with the piles of papers and books on the floor left behind when Colin took the spare chair downstairs to make the living room a little more livable.

I remembered this bookcase languishing at the back of a walk-in closet. It was heaped with stacks of clothes that are now headed back to Goodwill.  Not a whole lot easier to move empty, I could club the numbskull who decided to slap a coat of white paint over the beautiful maple. Someday I will fix that. Someday.

As you can see by the morning light, this is no windowless cell. If you can say anything about people based on what's on their bookshelves, well good luck to you. I'll bet you picked the real winner at Belmont yesterday too.


4 comments:

susan hemann said...

I have quite a few bookcases full of books. I love bookcases, yours is lovely

Heather said...

I see "Bird by Bird" hiding in the right hand corner. One of the best!
Hope the month of June brings you beauty and joy. Congrats on the wedding - life goes on..

Nancy said...

We are book people over here, for sure!
I love how the light is hitting yours and how there is some empty space for dreams :) Nice.

Nancy said...

We are book people over here, for sure!
I love how the light is hitting yours and how there is some empty space for dreams :) Nice.

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