Library Haul – August 2015

August 24, 2015


You know I’m getting grounded in my homelife again when I make a visit to the library. It’s not often I go, but when I do, it is such a salve for my soul. A relief, to walk the stacks, to touch the spines, to be in the quiet.

In Saturday’s early afternoon, I rode my bike to the branch closest to my apartment. It was hot out and my legs were tired from the climbing gym Friday night and Saturday morning (I know, it sounds like a lot, but I’m also getting ground in my physical body again too, which means exercising again. Yay).

At the check-out desk, I was told that I had a $30 fine, which, days later, still sounds ridiculous. Apparently, April’s haul was returned almost 3 weeks late. Whoops. I left my books on hold, took cash out from the bank, and paid up before biking back home with my pile of new-to-me books. I was pissed at myself for the fine, but am chocking it up as a donation to one of the few places in this city that brings me peace.

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  • Reply Renee August 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Sorry about the fine – when I was a kid my mom always referred to it as “supporting our local library”, so I grew up thinking the books weren’t free. HA. We’d get a massive haul between the two of us and always ALWAYS return them late, whether out of forgetfulness or busyness. We were a working poor household, so at some point my mom realized she had to knock that off. 🙂 Anyway…loving this selection! I’m grounded in my mind, but need to work on the physical body part. Hello three weeks without exercise. xo

    • Reply jtao21 August 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Oh man, I also call it that, but it didn’t make it hurt any less. Sheesh. And yeah – just getting back into exercising. It’s hard to fit it all in!!

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