Tuesday February 19th 2013
Many years ago, long before you could read or acquire
old books on the internet, a person had to wander though the second hand
book shop with his half crown and empty cigarette packet. A risky
business for those of us prone to adverse reaction once in the presence
of dustiness, damp, the spores of mushroom and other encumbrances.
All the same I do try hard to recreate the ambience of
such happy places here in the room where I sleep. It's a tumble, but
fortunately there is always a tissue lying around, some of them in better
shape than others. Then you read of a Fulfillment Center going bankrupt and
the smiles are free at last.