kamins at modernlib.com
Wed Aug 11 00:07:04 EDT 2010
I weep -- WEEP -- for your loss.
On Aug 10, 2010, at 7:10 PM, Brian LeMasters wrote:
> It happens sometimes. I walk into the used bookstore focused, heart
> thumping, and I grab the basket using my peripheral vision. I begin
> my usual counter-clockwise search pattern through the shelves. We
> all have our attack strategies. I went for the Nostalgia first
> hoping for a quick score. An hour later in the clearance bin it hit
> me-I was about to be skunked. No shelves left and my basket was
> empty. No need to retrace my steps tonight. I could hear no
> distant call of a good book that I had overlooked. With head hung
> low, I replaced the basket and began the walk of shame, empty-
> handed, out the door. The Texas sun was just setting at 8 pm and it
> was hot. I noticed an elderly couple walking toward me with their
> heads held high and a certain determined smile on their faces. I
> recognized the emotion at once - the eternal optimism of the book
> Always a new day, always a new store.
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