The days are starting to get cooler. It’s inevitable, of course. North Dakota is land of much cold. Apparently, we were spared from having a super cold last winter; there was really only one day I remember it being completely unbearable. Much as I dread the cold, after such a hot summer I’m treasuring the chill the in the air.
I’ve mentioned before that I really love my job, and today was no exception. Things were a little slow this afternoon, but that was okay because I got to do shelf reading. Basically, I have a row of books that I get to go through book by book and make sure they’re all in order. I realize that this probably doesn’t sound terribly fun, but I find it to be a soothing activity. (Yes, I’m just that weird!) Working in the library, I frequently find myself feeling very small (and not just because I’m so short I have to have a stool to reach some of the books). It’s a marvel to me to be surrounded by the words written by so many people. Thousands and thousands of people who all wrote something that will outlast them. Today I encountered something written hundreds of years ago. The author is long gone, but they wrote is still needed by someone now. How amazingly epic is that?
Speaking of books, here’s something delightful I found on Pinterest: