Friday, June 15, 2007
books, words, and libraries
I have always loved libraries. In that respect, I see myself a little bit like Borges, who went so far as to work in a library... What I love about Borges is his absolute reverence for the written word, and the way he creates these wonderful encyclopedic tales that are layers of fantasy and reality.
As a kid, I always hung around libraries, and have vivid memories of each one. Books to me were as precious as loved ones - I woke up to pull one from under my pillow, I ate with my books, took walks with my books, and usually fell asleep reading books. To this day, if you want to really move me, it has to be with words, there's no other way. Words to me are beautiful mysteries that make life worthwhile...