Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In the last week, I've spent way too much money at places I don't usually frequent: the tire store and the dentist. Had to get a set of new tires (at the tire store, of course) and a crown and work done on some fillings (I'll let you guess). What I found amusing about both visits (well, as amused as you can be when somebody has a drill in your mouth -- yes, at the dentist!) -- is that in both places, the world seemed to revolve around either tires or teeth. Now, don't get me wrong, they're both very important, but I really don't think about either all that much, so the idea that they could figure so prominently in a world view was intriguing to me.
Here at the Library, I spend a lot of time thinking about books. What's new, what will happen to books in the future, will everbody be reading online instead of 'in print' -- you might say I get a little obsessed. My visits to the tire store and the dentist made me realize that maybe I was losing perspective on the Big Picture.
So my hope for you in this holiday season is that you get a chance to take a deep breath, step back, and think about what's really important to you. And if you need help, I'm sure I can find a book for you!