What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

– 355 books

on February 19, 2015

I dropped them off at the library yesterday for the Friends of the Library annual booksale.


photos taken against the terribly unlikely event we’ll have to defend our modest tax deduction


At points in the whole process, I felt regret (“I may miss that book someday”), puzzlement (“where- and whenever did we acquire that?), irritation (“what possessed me to haul that along all these years and miles?”), bemusement (“oh yeah … what was I thinking?”), and, most of all, gratitude: for writers, editors, words, and the Word.

And for release.

shedding style: give away
destination: Friends of the Library booksale

Comments welcome … why is a book at once so difficult and so easy to shed?


2 responses to “– 355 books

  1. Anne Lene says:

    I think it’s something special with books… Some books are like family, dear to your heart, and you can’t stand “loosing” them, and some are no longer serving you and therefor easy to “loose”… I have a hard time with books, but as I’m reading myself out if my bookshelves, I find it easier and easier to shed them…

  2. revdarkwater says:

    I think we have a “letting go” muscle, and exercising it helps!

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