Magical Moment Mondays: Books

PaperbacksBooks, books, yes books are magical. I love them tall and skinny, I love them short or tall, I love them thin or thick. I love them old. I love them new. I love them shared; I love them all to myself. Yes, this applies to people too and perhaps that’s why I love books so much. Books have soul and depth just like people. They can get tattered or soaked but they still are magical wonderful things. Spend some time with a book and go for a magical ride!

Book Loaned to Tom Andrews
By Bobby C. Rogers

I’d already found out that one of the secrets to happiness was never loan your
books. But I loaned it anyway. We were all of us poor and living

on ideas, stumbling home late to basement apartments, talking to ourselves.
What did we own except books and debt? When the time came

we could move it all in the trunk of a car. Tom knew what a book was worth—he
brought it back a week later, seemingly unhandled, just a little looser

in the spine, a trade paper edition of The Death of Artemio Cruz, required reading
for a course in postmodernism we were suffering through.

The book’s trashed now, boxed up and buried in the garage with a hundred other
things I can’t throw away. When I moved back south I loaned it again

to a girl I’d just met. At some party I’d said it was the best novel since Absalom,
Absalom!, which may have been true, but mostly I was trying to impress her,

and convince myself, still testing all I’d been told about the matter of a book
is best kept separate from, well, matter. Months later it turned up

on my front steps without comment, the cover torn in two places, the dog-eared
pages of self-conscious prose stuck together with dark, rich chocolate.

Tattered booksXOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, artist, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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