August 28, 2009

most constant of friends

I've begun packing my books away.

I have never had enough bookshelves. Someday soon I hope to remedy that. A library, or reading room, would be nice. Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shelves for books and treasures; a comfortable chair and just right ottoman; a table big enough for stacks of books and cups of tea and a bowl of shells and pebbles; good light, a window with a view, music.

Books make any room better.

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers." - Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926), The Happy Life, 1896

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