each in their own way.
“one benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
― jeannette walls, The Glass Castle: A Memoir
a great day spent in detroit
exploring the main library
built by andrew carnegie
in the last year of the civil war
to bring knowledge to the people
not forgetting the children
and careful attention
was paid to every detail
a beautiful oasis created and restored
beating in the heart of the city.
“a city isn’t so unlike a person.
they both have the marks to show
they have many stories to tell.
they see many faces.
they tear things down and make new again.”
― rasmenia massoud
spent a late afternoon
browsing through this collection of
used books of all sorts
went home with unexpected treasures
and things to look forward to
kind of like woodstock
the mud, tie dye, or music
just lots of good words.
The Bookstock Fund was created from the revenue of each year’s Bookstock sale and donations. Focused on enhancing literacy throughout Detroit and the metropolitan area, each year the Fund looks for community partners doing inspiring and life-changing work on the individual, family, and organizational level.
“it is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― oscar wilde
read her book to us
proud and confident
younger grandie j
watched and listened
when she was done
he was happy she could read the words
but he seemed
because he wasn’t sure how to read yet
he had an idea
the lightbulb go on
that he would
‘read his book to us in spanish’.
he proceeded to
show us the cover
read us the title
each and every page
in his version of spanish
taking his time
nodding and facing the book towards us
turning the pages
at appropriate times
pointing out the pictures
in a his brand new version of spanish
that was so very, very advanced
know the translations
but we understood
that he was proud
he was reading
when he was finished
he snapped his book shut
muy bien, and gagglesmithjong kipisanlomita paskajonti to you!!
“if you want to talk about something new,
you have to make up a new kind of language.”