When They Were Lost

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“I add my own love to the history of people who have loved beautiful things, and looked out for them, and pulled them from the fire, and sought them when they were lost, and tried to preserve them and save them while passing them along literally from hand to hand, singing out brilliantly from the wreck of time to the next generation of lovers, and the next.”

From the book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Painting by Edward Hopper Morning Sun 1952

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“The absurd does not liberate; it binds.” 

– Albert Camus from The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I was number 600-something to receive the library book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. When I went to the library the book was there. Turns out the library has a special stash of books that people can check out if they come into the library. So I checked this puppy out. But I found out that the book is one I want to own and I want to take my time reading it. I have also been flagging some special sentences to use in this blog. When I start flagging many pages, I know it’s a book I need to own. I won’t want to take it back to the library every two weeks and re-check it out to myself. It’s 717 pages too! Which is not a problem for me, but I just need to be able to savor it. I don’t want the book to end. I’m on page 144. A couple days ago I ordered a used copy from Amazon and it has already shipped! Today I’m returning the book to the library.