* Inscribed (in french) on the proscenium of the old theatre in the Carnegie-Mellon School of Fine Arts, my alma mater.
Once again I have returned to Baker Library in the town where I grew up: Hanover, NH. This is the place I wrote my term papers in high school…
The place I found a desk with a secret drawer filled with treasures.
The place of many flirtations.
The place “where Inspiration spreads wide its glorious wings”.
The place I am from.
Voices from long ago join me, yet it is silent and I am alone. An exhibit in the hallway about the history of printing and binding of books reminds me of my brother Jim (who invented the electronic book).
I ponder an illustration from Dr. Suess’s last book, published in 1990: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and I can’t imagine a more perfect place to work.
It’s time to disconnect: no tweets, no emails, no calls.
Over and Out.