Friday, March 16, 2012

Library of my dreams...


~Photo from Pinterest~

"When I got my library card, that's when my life began."
~ Rita Mae Brown

I read a book when I was young
about a little girl getting her very first library card. 
I've never remembered the name of the book
or been able to find it, yet,
but it left a huge impression on me. 
I could feel her excitement, almost taste and smell the dust of the library, 
the musty smell of the books
and the anticipation and excitement, the freedom and responsibility
of being able to check out one's very own book selection.
And take them home, to be YOURS for a predetermined time.
My hope is that I will find this book again before I die. 

I loved the library of the castle in Scotland
but can you imagine searching for books at every level of this staircase? 
It looks like it should be a part of the set 
for the movie "Inception",
worlds within worlds of dreams. 

4 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Hi!!! How have you been? Miss ya.
I LOVE this library. Where is it- do you know?
Hugs,
Lucy

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Kristen,
Well, this brought back memories..
I remember when I got my first library card.. I love this library, but I am afraid I would not venture up the stairs...
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.. I love your music
fondly,
Penny

Relyn said...

I love those haunting books. Don't you? The best is when you finally stumble across them again. One of mine like that was Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher. I was just rereleased and I adore it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Kirsten! I am so late; forgive me! I was busy with work, but what a BIBLIOTHÈQUE of dreams....enjoy every page my dear. Anita