Friday, January 25, 2019


I am sensing David Warren believes that books do not qualify as clutter, and, even if they did, a bit of clutter is a healthy thing.   Full episode here.  Wee excerpt here:
But every book I have retained, sparks joy; and their spines alone may trigger an imaginative recollection of the contents, and the times and spaces among which it was once read. As Coleridge said, books are corporeal, living things; at any moment their wings may re-open, for another flight into one’s soul.
A correspondent in western Massachusetts was recently married. She moved in with her new husband, together with fifty cartons of books — an amount he may have deemed excessive. My advice: any number of cartons that can be counted, is too few.

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