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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Time--- Saturday Morning

For some strange reason beyond my ability to even put into words I pulled myself out of my very tired and needing to be quiet bed Saturday morning, ate, got dressed, and headed out for the main branch of the Public Library.
Leaving my house, I took a long, quiet, happy look at Mount RainierWhy the Main Branch of the Public Library?
I had just finished studying this one book in the Bible and wanted to do some more work around it. And I decided the Public Library might have some interesting books.
Some books... enough to keep this old word warrior working for two or three lifetimes.

Before I went in the library I walked passed a early morning eater, Mr. Squirrel. I was amazed. I stopped and looked at him for a minute and he just kept nibbling away. "Must be a pretty safe place around here for squirrels I thought."

With the help of two friendly librarians I found a commentary on Mark that will take me at least six weeks to finish.
I am determined to take my time with this book so I may never finish it. I am not concerned about finishing... just deepening my understanding of the book. As I left the library I whispered to the librarian, "Thank God for public libraries."
She smiled and said, "I say the same thing many, many times.

This video focuses on the sparse Saturday morning South Tacoma street traffic:


Stephanie Frieze said...

Aren't libraries wonderful? In another life I worked at one and loved nearly every minute.

JosephMcG said...

I worked one summer in the late fifties (last century) in the downtown Seattle Public Library.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Did you like it, Joseph? I liked the combination of working silently in the stacks (and finding books I wanted to read) and checking books out at the circulation desk. It was a perfect ratio of being alone and working with the public. I think it was my best job ever.