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Friday, February 7, 2014

Perhaps a Good Book

Just outside my office the tinny rasp of rainfall pounds the old metal canopy above the window. The clock over my head pounds the seconds insistently against my wishes. Business is slow during the early hours. It's cool and wet and why slip the blanket when the bed is warm and you've company with which to snuggle.

So, here I sit. I cannot rouse my muse. She is slow to wake which makes my morning, here in the half-light of this office, all the more quiet as the seconds tick my storage of life's calendar.

I need a book. Preferably one which I haven't as yet read. There is the Kindle but I want paper bound in clothe with perhaps the perfume of age. I have such but its located miles to the north and out of my reach. Tick, tick, tick.

The steady beat of time, sucks.

Stephen


    

12 comments:

  1. Your struggle is one with which I'm very familiar. I usually carry a book in my briefcase, for slow days, but neglected to bring one this morning.

    Hang in there, my friend. The day will improve.

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    1. Thing is I've books stacked all over my office and storage shelves...refugees not yet taken and replaced in their proper place at home. But, I've read them all and some twice. I'm on a binge with the American Depression and need to scratch my itch.

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  2. I would prolly just settle for the kindle. It's better than nothing but a poor substitute I agree.

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    1. Thankfully business pulled me from my chair and set my mind on other problems. Thanks, Bro.

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  3. I have so many books on the kindle - I can't afford the price of a hard copy on some of them. The kindle is nice, but it ain't a book you can hold, write in or turn down the edge of a page. (And if I forget to recharge the thing, I'm out of luck...)

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    1. Yes, me too. Its a sickness this book thing like cellulose heroin. The Kindle is fine for the doctor's office where all they have is ten year old magazines with now flabby liberals on the covers....ugh.

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  4. Hmmm . . . seems to me your muse is doing just fine. Very nice writin' .

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    1. Sweet Cathy, I'll have to take you word for it....I'm seldom if ever satisfied with my scribbles. Thank you.

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  5. I commented just a little earlier on the subject of books over @ Harry's place. Were they water some of us would surely drown.

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    1. I like that...well said, my friend.

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    1. I will, thanks. And, I'll do you one better.....

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