Thursday, March 4, 2010
Things I love
I would love, every so often, to talk a bit about things around here that I love. I finally managed to work out some table space in my studio where everything I needed could be within reach, and you can't imagine how fantastic that is after working on the floor for five straight years. The card catalog in my home town library looked a lot like an enormous version of the one I have. I remember getting my first card for the adult section and being frightened of it. I was short, it was huge, it was filled with all the knowledge in the world. Plus, what would keep those drawers, if tugged at too hard, from crushing my head with all that knowledge, cards fluttering down around my body like snow? Still, I loved its depth, that authoritative Dewey order of it all, those smudged typed cards with the furry edges. When I found this one at a warehouse sale, I ran to it, in what seemed like slow-motion, and beat out another woman who had seen it too. I keep thread in my little cabinet, and embroidery floss, and three kinds of pins.