It is no small task to move house. Especially when your house probably has the biggest English library in your town of 150,000 people.
We made two separate trips down to our new city, approximately 1 1/2 hours away. The first load contained our treasures–our books! We have about 7 bookshelves crammed with books for every age group. In our new city, the capital, we know others that have many more books than we do, much to our delight.
I resonate with this quote–
“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the heart and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.”–Anne Lamott Bird by Bird