December 9: Bookish-ness
In fact, I enjoy books so much that I have adopted the Central Resource library as my “office”
I am fortunate to have a book nook at home, where I can retreat at any time to read, write, or craft. But there are times when I know I need to leave those four walls and venture out into the real world. The library is my comfort place.
While there are two local branches closer to home, the central resource library is larger, housing many more books and lots more seating. Typically I have my choice of empty tables, and I always select the one by the window. I enjoy the natural light, and the occasional distraction of people-watching.
Today, however, the window seat was too cold, so I chose a different spot, closer to the centrally located checkout. Most of the morning I focused on my project-of-the-day, but after about an hour, I looked up to give my eyes a break. And that’s when I noticed this unexpected delight.
Hundreds of books strategically organized and festooned with strands of white lights to provide the perfect literary Christmas decoration.
Even in the midst of an ordinary, dreary day doing typically mundane tasks, the Spirit of Christmas is there. Perhaps it is tucked away in the corner, silent and unassuming, but it is there, prepared to bring a smile to our face if we only take the time to notice.