I write notes in the margins and highlight and underline in my ONBC books. Like textbooks, they are consumables to be used to prepare me for and assist me in the discussions. I keep them boxed in the attic, along with hard copies of the tidbits. One never knows when another anniversary contest might happen.
The ONBC books are an "experience" and as such I want to savor and preserve them.
, you’ve touched my heart.
Kittycat88 wrote:I wasn't sure how to answer this, had to read how the others did...
, my questions can be rather ambiguous, at times. Suec
, how interesting that you would find that store. Do you think it just happened by chance
I did kind of duck that part of question #1, about real life.
I did find the shop interesting in that sense - as a sign, and not just a commercial one. I thought it very odd that it should be the only other retail outlet in the place apart from a village store. I think pretty much like that Ceniza brother: when the opportunity presented itself... actually, I think that is a quote from the film rather than the book, which is much clearer in my memory than the book at times.
I would claim that I don't actively look for meaning in life, or logic. But I am content to see it often enough. I think the human brain works that way. We make sense of things better when we can make connections, relate things to what we already know or have experienced, see patterns. I've probably passed any number of antique bookshops and not thought twice about them. But because I'd read about book collecting and TCD, I was inclined to take a look and try to remember some of the terms. BTW I asked about a bent chisel; the guy had never heard of one but did say it might mean something to a book binder.
Well, I think I've probably contradicted myself enough for one post so I'll stop now.
"Luck... inspiration... both only really happen to you when you empty your heart of ambition, purpose, and plan; when you give yourself, completely, to the golden, fate-filled moment."