Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Ruby Tuesday: May I Have a Word ...
Mary/the Teach hosts Ruby Tuesday. You got it – RED on Tuesdays. Go on over and check it out.
I love words and I love books.
This is one of my prized possessions
She’s an oldie. This edition was published in 1982. I know!
Imagine that. E.V.O.O. isn’t in there!
OMG! – WTF!? How did we ever get through a day needing to say four full words?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil? I’m exhausted just typing it.
It’s so much easier to capitalize each letter and make sure the freakin’ periods are in there.
Now I sound like a cranky old lady. These kids and their abbreviations and their text messages. Their books on audio and music on ether and movies on phones.
I love me some technology.
That tingly feeling when you riffle the pages. Looking for one word I always found many others. The smell of books, especially old ones. The mustiness suggesting protection of ideas. The tiny print giving the feeling that there is so much to be discovered. They had to cozy it all in there and still the book is heavy.
The wonderful weight of knowledge.