Mar. 27th, 2007

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As part of our cleaning the house for Pesach, [livejournal.com profile] introverte and I decided it was time to cull enough books from our living room shelves so that each remaining book could fit vertically directly on a shelf. We're not getting rid of any books, mind you, just migrating some of them to the "deep stacks" in the attic.

Still, this is a remarkably depressing process. It was probably about 100 books. Most of my typography books -- I just don't use them anymore. About half my collection of orchestral scores -- yeah, I was a music major, but.... (Bach got an almost complete reprieve, but otherwise if it wasn't pulled off the shelf in recent memory out it went.) About fifty sefarim and Judaica books.

These books were bought because I wanted the knowledge they contained to become a part of who I am. And by culling them, I am acknowledging that I will never completely become the person that I aspired to be twenty years ago.
rhu: (Default)
As part of our cleaning the house for Pesach, [livejournal.com profile] introverte and I decided it was time to cull enough books from our living room shelves so that each remaining book could fit vertically directly on a shelf. We're not getting rid of any books, mind you, just migrating some of them to the "deep stacks" in the attic.

Still, this is a remarkably depressing process. It was probably about 100 books. Most of my typography books -- I just don't use them anymore. About half my collection of orchestral scores -- yeah, I was a music major, but.... (Bach got an almost complete reprieve, but otherwise if it wasn't pulled off the shelf in recent memory out it went.) About fifty sefarim and Judaica books.

These books were bought because I wanted the knowledge they contained to become a part of who I am. And by culling them, I am acknowledging that I will never completely become the person that I aspired to be twenty years ago.

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