I've a few Madonnas,
angels, a statue of John Paul II,
all arranged nicely
on grandmother's walnut shelf.
I know the Christ child
and Murano crucifix
will be passed down for generations,
but what will happen
to my books, double-shelved,
behind cabinet doors,
stacked table-high bedside?
Perhaps I can stop
bringing them home; after all,
I've learned to look
a puppy in the eyes,
say "Oh, no!" but books,
how will I say "No" to half-off,
used, sometimes out-of-print?
Twenty dollars and I'm walking out
with an armload.
My husband says it's "addiction",
I say "collection", point out
it's a lot cheaper than jewelry.
by Margaret Bednar, April 17, 2014
Behind those cabinet doors…
and this is just the first floor - the kids library (not shown) is upstairs …
…and my "solution" to the books stacked on the floor -
a perfect nightstand for the book lover:
This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - Collections" I feel like I have just confessed :)
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