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In library, in life

I know it won’t be there. I know it, I know it, I know it, and yet there I go, and I turn down the aisle, and my heart leaps a beat and my eyes devour the shelves and I’m standing in the right place and looking and standing and looking and no. The book isn’t there.  So I’m left to circle back, to retreat, to retrench. And I search out another author I know and trust. For a moment I think she isn’t there either but she is, but by the time I’ve found her I’ve lost faith. I’ve exhausted her somehow, she’s impressed me so much before. I am certain she cannot perform so well again. Shall I take the risk of something new? Some unknown name, unknown words, unknown touch? Shall I reach out and see where it leads me?

Or will I leave

Emptyhanded

Like so many times before

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About writehandedgirl

Sarah is a writer who is passionate about social justice, feminism, politics, and cats. She is a columnist and poet and currently lives in Nelson. You can follow Sarah on Twitter (@_writehanded_) or read more of her writing at writehanded.org

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4 thoughts on “In library, in life

  1. Who is this author you speak of?

    Posted by Dr Shush | February 15, 2009, 3:07 am
  2. Which one? The first one was Carl Hiaasen. The second was Jincy Willet. The third was myself.

    Posted by writehanded | February 15, 2009, 8:01 am
  3. “She’s impressed me so much before. I am certain she cannot perform so well again” …is that Jincy Willet?

    Posted by Dr Shush | February 15, 2009, 9:06 am
  4. Sure is.

    Posted by writehanded | February 15, 2009, 9:02 pm

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