back with a sniffle

So I'm settling in to the new job. I rather like it. My coworkers are an interesting pair, and the patrons…well, the patrons are always good for a tale or two.

My favorite time is the morning–when I walk in before we open, and the library is quiet and still. All the books stand in readiness on the shelves, waiting for the hands to rummage through them, unearthing their treasures. I love the way it smells, like a bleach and windex, and over it all you can smell books. Lovely, lovely books. New ones, old ones, small ones, books so big you have to lay them on a table just to turn the pages.

*sigh*

 For now, at least, I love my job.

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~ by wildeyedwonder on June 14, 2006.

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